• Thursday, July 25, 2024
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GIGM hits major milestone, integrates App with bills payment, e-wallet

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GIG Mobility (GIGM), Africa’s largest tech-driven company, has announced the addition of “bills payment & e-wallet” functionality to its GIGM app. The introduction of these new features is consistent with GIGM’s commitment to digital innovation and technology expansion beyond road mobility.

GIGM is dedicated to providing its thronging users with a convenient and hassle-free experience “by delivering easy-to-use and modern mobility products to Africans”. The new app features reinforce this commitment by promoting a daily lifestyle based on “convenience”, allowing users to fund their e-wallet and pay bills in a matter of seconds. This eliminates the need to use multiple apps to carry out daily tasks.

“We will continue to pioneer modern transportation and change the way people travel and live across Africa, one country at a time, steered by our tenets of service, safety, and comfort,” said Enahoro Okhae, GIGM’s newly appointed CEO.

“After Marshall’s hierarchy of human needs, convenience and comfort remain top priorities for individuals, and we have positioned ourselves to satisfy these needs by expanding our app features and functionality to enhance daily living. We want to give people the ability to ‘move’ and ‘do freely’,” Okhae said.

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In an age where bank cards and physical tokens for bank transfers are becoming obsolete, the e-wallet feature would allow app users to pay for transactions seamlessly and on the go-to book trips, while the bills payment feature would provide an easy way for users to top-up airtime, pay electricity bills, renew cable TV subscriptions, and so much more.

Kenneth Nwanganga, GIGM’s Chief Technology Officer, said the Covid-19 pandemic gave insights into the unimaginable capabilities of technology and its application.

“The popularity of artificial intelligence, robotics, and the massive adoption of cryptocurrencies are all pointers to what the future holds. We are determined to remain one of the dominant players leading the use of technology as all aspects of life become digitised. Nigerians now have more reasons and opportunities to connect with the GIGM brand, beyond transportation,” Nwanganga said.

GIGM began transitioning to a technology-first business model a few years ago, and features like this validate the company’s commitment to ease of movement and transactions.

According to Okhae, GIGMe is placing the power of tech in the hands of people.

“These best-in-class features help accelerate GIGM’s focus — transforming how customers view and interact with the transportation and mobility sector in Nigeria and throughout Africa. It will be one of many non-core mobility features that will be deployed in the near future,” he said.

GIGM is steadfast in its commitment to enriching and improving the lives of Nigerians and Africans by leveraging the benefits of modern technology across diverse service touchpoints while providing a seamless customer experience for all.

“You can now complete multiple transactions with a single tap from wherever you are and whenever you want, without having to switch between apps or remember multiple passwords,” Nwanganga said.

With a mission to decentralize the mobility space, the appointment of a new CEO, and a new leadership structure, GIGM is primed to give users across Africa the freedom to transact, invest, earn and move freely through modern technology, environmental sustainability initiatives, and industry leadership.