One of Nigeria’s most popular bike taxi company, Gokada has just announced it’s plans to shut down it’s services.
Yes! The bike taxi company announced via it’s social media platforms that it will be shutting down it’s taxi services and reasons due to Increased competition, regulatory hurdles, and operational issues.
As though Gokada would shut down it’s services on the 14th of August 2019, the company also made it clear in an article published on medium that it’s not shutting down totally as it’s only doing so to carry out necessary company maintenance.
Fortunately, WE’LL BE BACK ONLINE MONDAY, AUGUST 26TH, 2019 BETTER THAN EVER.
Gokada is shutting down but not for the reasons you think. It all started with…
Gokada also stated in the article published on Medium that’s it is only shutting down to get things even better. The bike taxi company also stated what to expect after it resumes operations on the 26th of August, 2019.
Brand new bikes
Much better quality and sexy as hell.
All drivers retrained
We’re closing shop to retrain our drivers in customer service, hygiene, driving, and navigation use.
Higher safety measures
Maximum speeds, adhering to all traffic laws, new Bluetooth helmets.
We’re offering drivers more: maintaining their bikes for free, opening a drivers club, and expanding our health benefits.
— as stated by the CEO, Fahim.
We only hope to see actual changes as stated by the company after it’s operations resume later this month.