Uber company has introduced its new startup Gokada, also referred to as “Uber for Motorcycle Taxis” aimed at aiding its Lagos state customers in beating traffic and save their valuable time. Gokada is said to be an on-demand motorbike hailing service focused on changing the face of transportation in Nigeria by leveraging technology to connect users to the nearest motorbikes within their area thereby helping them move smartly and beat traffic.
The new startup commenced operations in Yaba Axis of Lagos state and has extended their operations to Victoria Island – Lekki Axis. It is said to use smart 200 cc motorbikes that are allowed to move on major roads in Lagos unlike the conventional 100 cc motorbikes driven by the regular Okada drivers which has been banned from moving on major roads in Lagos State.
According to sources, Gokada plans to have over 5,000 motorcycles in Lagos within the next few months to set off a new wave of ride-hailing prosperity in Nigeria and subsequently Africa, in their quest to change the face of transportation in Nigeria and Africa.