November 20, 2017

Taxify aims to lower prices for Abuja customers

Paul AdepojuNov 14, 20172min

Taxi hailing app Taxify has announced that as it expands to Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja, it is aiming at improving the quality of service and lowering the prices for the end customer.

Uche Okafor, the company’s operations manager described Abuja as an exciting and thriving market with an outgoing population for private urban transport.

“We’re very excited to launch here and have a solid team on ground,” Okafor said.

According to the company, it already has hundreds of driver-partners signed up to the platform and are ready to accept rides all across the city.

“We are confident that Taxify can effectively contribute to healthy competition,” he said.

The company is celebrating its Abuja expansion by offering a 40% discount to riders during the month of November.

Taxify’s unique selling point to drivers is that it takes only 15% commission from its drivers, compared to the 25% that its competitors take.

By taking a lower commission, Taxify claims it can offer lower prices for riders and ensure that drivers still keep more money in their pockets.

“Taxify treats our drivers better so that they can in turn treat our riders better. Taxify does this by ensuring that drivers are able to earn more driving on our platform than on any other platform. This combined with our end to end support ensures that our drivers are happier driving on Taxify and are ultimately able to provide better quality service for riders. Taxify also believes in providing exemplary customer service to riders, with a local customer support team that offers real time over the phone support.”

Fun fact: Founded and headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia, Taxify has grown to become an international urban ride-sharing platform. It currently operates in 20 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central America. Taxify has a global team of over 300 employees.

Paul Adepoju

Paul ADEPOJU is a Nigerian freelance journalist, managing editor, blogger and published writer (3 books already). He has vast experience working with various media organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe and America. He covers stories on various genres and for various audiences. He is the managing editor of which is Africa’s leading health news website; he also manages, a city blog that focuses on happenings in his home town of Ibadan, southwest Nigeria. He has won several awards including Nigeria’s Vanguard Newspaper’s Young Nigerian Making The Difference award; a certificate of recognition from UNESCO and Goi Peace Institute in Japan; a finalist at the International Press Institute’s Young Nigerian Journalist of the Year award; and was the only African finalist in the NetImpact/FedEx Global Access Essay Competition.

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