Nigerian tech startup Gokada expands into Ibadan 

Lagos-based last-mile delivery, logistics and transportation startup Gokada has launched in Ibadan and plans to launch in several new locations in the next few months. 

Gokada has launched its services in Ibadan

This launch into a second city follows the implementation of Gokada’s Super App and forms part of its expansion strategy. In Ibadan, Gokada has implemented its food delivery and logistics services and reportedly plans to resume its ride-hailing and e-commerce services later this year. 

Nikhil Goel, CEO of Gokada comments on the launch in Ibadan.

 “Since launching just a few months ago, the Gokada Super App has connected thousands of customers and businesses in Lagos and we are excited to bring our unparalleled service to Ibadan. We want to continue catalysing the transformation of Nigeria’s transport infrastructure through our ultra-reliable last-mile delivery solutions; and it is essential to have a solid foundation, particularly with our ever-improving technology, before deploying in a new location.” 

According to reports, the launch of Gokada’s services in Ibadan will result in thousands of job opportunities for riders and will help the startup to expand its existing number of ‘G-partners’, an initiative that brings riders on board with their own bikes. The startup plans to expand its services to Abuja, Port Harcourt and Ogun.

In addition, the innovative startup has secured a license with NIPOST and this will enable its services to provide a much-needed service of logistics as it will link delivery between Lagos and Ibadan via its easy-to-use and ground-breaking Super App

“We built the largest fleet of delivery riders in Lagos, and we want to do the same here in Ibadan, and offer so much more. Now we’ve reached a juncture where we can move forward with a rigorous expansion strategy that will potentially create entrepreneurial opportunities for thousands of riders to run their own ‘businesses in a box’. The changing business landscape of commerce requires reliable tech-enabled solutions, and while Gokada has come a long way in being part of the change, we’re focussed on further growth across the country,” added Goel.  

Gokada, (Supplied)

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Featured image: Nikhil Goel, CEO of Gokada, Facebook 



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