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Bolt formerly known as Taxify has expanded its ride-hailing service to Abeokuta and Enugu. This takes the total number of cities covered by Bolt to 11.

Abeokuta and Enugu join Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Owerri, Benin, Uyo, Calabar, Port Harcourt, Kano, Enugu, and Abeokuta where Bolt is operational.

Bolt’s regional manager for West Africa, Uche Okafor said: “Demand for ride-hailing services is growing across Nigeria as public transport is still unreliable and the costs of car ownership soar.

“Ride-hailing services like Bolt make it possible for more people to enjoy the convenience and safety of getting from one place to another, without the costs of car ownership or the inconvenience of public transport.”

Launched in Nigeria in 2016, the ride-hailing service headquartered in Estonia, has facilitated entrepreneurship opportunities for Nigerians who would otherwise have been included in the country’s unemployment statistics, with thousands of drivers now using the Bolt platform to start their own businesses, earning an income and supporting their families on a flexible schedule.

“The ride-hailing sector has stimulated unprecedented innovation, growth and job creation in a new industry that is just four years old in Nigeria.

“Bolt is committed to the Nigerian market, and we intend to grow our footprint to more towns and cities across the country, making it possible for more people to benefit from ride-hailing services, whether they are riders seeking cost-effective convenience, or drivers seeking business opportunities,” Okafor said.

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