With the advent of technology and digitalization, start-ups have continued to proffer solutions to various challenges perturbing people’s daily life.
Plentywaka, which was launched September 2019 began operations plying routes from Ajah to CMS has expanded to Abraham Adesanya and Awoyaya and also launched a new route from CMS (Outer Marina) to Eko Hotel Roundabout with future plans of expansion to even more routes, cities, and states within the country.
Johnny Enagwolor, managing director and co-founder, Plentywaka, says that improving the country’s transportation system is it’s core objective and in 5 months, it has achieved over 20,000 ride bookings monthly, in addition 1000 riders have been moved daily and over 20,000 mobile app downloads have been recorded.
Plentywaka launched its services with 25 vehicles and in 5 months since its launch, the technology-driven platform has increased its capacity with the launch of new vehicles. These new vehicles were introduced through the Plentywaka Vehicle Partnership Scheme, in a bid to accommodate the growing number of its users.
The Plentywaka Vehicle Partnership (PVP) was introduced to provide individuals the opportunity to not only register their vehicles on the platform for free, but they also earn up to 500 thousand monthly.
The PVP Scheme has 3 onboarding opportunities available, these include the Vehicle Onboarding package which allows vehicle owners to register their own vehicles on the platform, the Vehicle Lease Financing package which provides the opportunity for individuals to incur 30 percent of equity cost and 70 percent is provided by a Vehicle Leasing Company through a partnership that will generate revenues for all the parties involved.
The final package is the Vehicle Purchase with Cars 45 which provides the opportunity to simply sign up to purchase a quality vehicle and the vehicle will be registered on the platform. Please note that all the vehicles will remain the assets of its owners and will not belong to Plentywaka or its partners.
Enagwolor, said “Aside from being another venture channeled at infrastructural development, Plentywaka is also providing employment, investment options as well as other opportunities for people who are involved. This Plentywaka partnership will introduce Nigerians to a new way of not only making money but also empowering their fellow citizens by creating multiple job opportunities for individuals with little or no source of income”
The vehicle hailing service also launched a new feature where both new and existing riders can simply take a ride, check-in and check out using the QR codes on the vehicles. This is called the ‘Scan and Ride’ feature. With this feature, riders can simply scan to download the app, check-in and check out of the vehicles using their smartphones.