By Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
An online Internet Taxi Cab booking services has been launched in Benin City to satisfy the growing request for such services in Edo State.
The all-Internet-based car rental scheme, known as â€˜Smart Cabâ€™, can only be effected from a clientâ€™s mobile phone, who will then develop a Driver Passenger Relationship.
Its operations revolve round application which is available on all Android and IOS Devices and has three packages with a base fare per minute, while the Smart saver Vehicles are equipped with free WI-FI services and Anti-Riot Security.
Unveiling the scheme in Benin City, the Country Manager, Smart Cab Nigeria, Jubril Arogundade said the business which target youths was launched in Lagos in February this year and that its successes informed the need to introduce the scheme in Edo State. He explained that the software Development Company has the potential for riders to get connected to their drivers and enjoined customers in Edo to key into the scheme.
Director Samsonâ€™s Resources and Benin City Manager Smart Cab, Mr. Samson Bakare noted that the firm is a Technology Company which is first in the State that has brought gainful opportunities to all.
He said the firm has limitless opportunities for youths car owners and would be client and emphasized need for citizens in Edo to embrace the company.
The public relations officer, Federal Road safety Commission zone RS.5.1 Mr. George Oshoke encouraged the operators to go through the established process of Licencing Drivers who will be engaged in the scheme. Oshoke stressed need for Nigerians to embrace the Nations Road Safety Code in order to reduce Road Traffic Crashes.
The launch also featured goodwill messages from Smart Brand ambassadors who include the greatest exporter of Nigeria music, 9ice, Muyiwa- the comedian and Amazing Cleff.
Other packages in Smart Cab services are Premium class, Pro-package with a base fare per Km/hour.
The launch was graced by legal experts, security chiefs and a cross section of members of the public.