• Wednesday, July 17, 2024
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inDrive secures operational licence in Abuja

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As part of its bid to expand operations in Nigeria, inDrive, an international ride-hailing service, has received a licence to operate public transport services in the Federal Capital Territory.

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, through its Transportation Secretariat, issued a certificate granting the license to the ride-hailing company, which was signed by the Secretary of Transportation, FCT, Chinedu Enechi, according to a statement.

The license was granted after the licensing processes initiated by the ride-hailing company in Abuja were concluded.

With this development, the mobility company is now authorised to provide on-demand transport and logistic services using mobile applications in FCT. In February, the FCT administration requested all commercial drivers and vehicles working in the city to register as part of its efforts to check on the rising insecurity in Abuja.

Speaking on the license, Timothy Oladimeji, Senior Business Development Representative at inDrive Nigeria, in the statement described it as an exciting and sweet relief for Abuja residents, given the increased clamour for the ride-hailing app’s service in the capital city.

According to Oladimeji, this development has further reinforced the company’s commitment to community empowerment through fair, transparent urban mobility and delivery solutions within Nigeria.

“We are very excited by this great news, as this will go a long way to help us play our part in revolutionising the local transportation system through the provision of safe, unique, affordable, and reliable mobility options, which inDrive is poised to offer to people residing in Abuja’, he said.