By Luminous Jannamike
Nairaxi Transport and Logistics Limited, Saturday, launched a new mobile application, Nairaxi, to ease the problems of youth unemployment in the country.
The Chief Executive Officer, Nairaxi Transport and Logistics Limited, Mr. Kingsley Eze, stated during the unveiling ceremony in Abuja, that the application, which is an online ride-hailing, e-commerce and logistics service, has been licensed by the Federal government, to empower Nigerian youths through the use of smart technology.
According to him, the newly introduced application would provide employment opportunities for over 20,000 youths in Abuja, Lagos, and Port-Harcourt within 12 months.
He urged drivers and merchants to sign up on the application in order to help people access transportation and other on-demand services at cheap and affordable rates.
He said, “One of the major issues that best describes Nigeria as a developing nation is the issue of youth unemployment.
“It is imperative for a nation like Nigeria to invest in the empowerment and employment of the youth.
“74 million youths cannot find work. Nevertheless, if the youths are allowed
to realize their full potential through gainful employment, Nigeria would see huge economic gains thus accelerating growth and development.”
According to him, 250 merchants have started operations already and many drivers and dispatch riders were still undergoing training and monitoring, “while the target is to reduce unemployment among youths by creating 20,000 employment opportunities.”
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Also, the Chief Financial Officer, Nairaxi, Ms. Elizabeth Omale, said the app was a self-service and monitoring platform that would solve problems associated with urban transportation, online shopping, and logistics services.
She said the application was created to help people move around in their cities, and make money on the go.
“This application, when downloaded on your phone, would offer drivers a flexible way to make extra cash at their own schedule. It will also save time on running errands because we’ll bring your groceries, household essentials and more to your door, and also limit the possibility of dispatch riders running away with the goods,” Omale said.
She maintained that the app would ensure a safe and easy way to move within and around Abuja and other major cities; adding that it was designed with features that enabled customers to share their ride details with loved ones and allow them monitor the travel process.
“Our mission is to provide affordable, personal transportation and on-demand services via a cutting edge mobile application,” Omale added.
The colourful launching Ceremony of Nairaxi Mobile technology recorded the distinguished presence of reputable oersonalities, key stakeholders in the transport industry, public office holders, potential investors and special guests.
Some of the distinguished Personalities at the event includes Senator Shehu Sani, ex-governor Abdulaziz Yari, ex-EFCC chairman, Farida Wada, Hon. Ibrahim Umar, Hon. Ibrahim Shehu Gusau, Hon. Aminu Musa Koko, Hon. Sani Mohammed, Mrs. Angela Keyede, Representing the Perm-Sec. of Ministry of Transport, Engr. Stephen Igbinosa, President of Benin Community Association and Comrade Shehu Shugaban, President of Abuja Painted Taxi.
Other notable individuals and national institutions included the Directorate of Road Traffic Services(VIO), who was represented by Mr. Durojaiye E.B, Corps Commander Abiodun Akinlade, Representing Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Spokesperson to Rt Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Mrs. Akinkumi Y.O, Representing the DG of National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion(NOTAP), Mr. Ahmad Tijjani Abubakar, UNOPS Zaria, Musa Ismailia Olanrewaju David, Head of Trade and Investment Handcraft, Dr. Tolulola Bayode, Engr. Mohammed Bawa, Alh. Ibrahim Maye, a Rtd Perm. Sec., Mr. Oyemuta Albert, MD Mutalis Nigeria Limited, Alh. Abubakar Mohammed from PPPRA, amongst other special Guests of honour.
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