In the wake of the Okada ban in Lagos, Gokada one of the on-demand motorcycle ride-hailing platforms affected by the ban has unofficially launched a food delivery service tagged ‘Chops’.
@ulonnaya while much of your report is accurate, we still have money in the bank and are pivoting towards deliveries while this transport ban gets sorted. we were due to make a profit in January before the ban was announced.
— Fahim Saleh (@fahims) February 3, 2020
Now it appears Gokada has introduced a food delivery service called Chop in the aftermath of the ban.
If life gives you lemons, you know the rest….@GokadaNG is out with a new product called“Chop” to offer food delivery service to food merchants.
Proud of them! pic.twitter.com/MtQ40KS5gl
— Ooni of Lagos (@Mr_Rotimi) February 12, 2020
Chop according to reports is a platform that works with online food marketplaces to deliver food to their customers. One of Gokada’s clients according to reports is Jumia‘s food marketplace, Jumia Food.
The Lagos State Government had proscribed the operations of motorcycles in six Local Government Areas (LGAs), nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) and 10 major highways across the State with effect from February 1.
LASG directed security operatives to embark on total enforcement of the State’s Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018 to immediately address the chaos and disorderliness created by illegal operations of Okada and tricycle riders in restricted areas