e-ride hailing app, Bolt, said its partners (drivers and couriers) operating in Nigeria have completed 250 million rides for Nigerians and other people living in Nigeria over the last seven years of it’s operation in the country.
The firm, which began operations in 2016, also noted that it now has over 3.5 million partners using the app to earn a living, with over one million of them in Africa alone.
Bolt made this known during the commemoration of its 10 years of global operations in Europe and Africa.
It further stated that it has seen over 3 billion kilometres in distance recorded by users on the app.
Bolt also disclosed that it had surpassed 150 million customers in over 45 countries and 500 cities, and that these customers were spread across a suite of mobility products which include ride-hailing, micro-mobility (scooter and e-bike rental), food delivery, grocery delivery, Bolt Drive, a free-floating car-sharing service, and Bolt Business, a corporate mobility service.
Nigeria Country Manager, Yahaya Mohammed, in a statement, said, “As we reach these remarkable milestones in the ride-hailing market, we remain steadfast in our commitment to ensuring safety, affordability, and reliability for all users on our platform.
“Even amid the challenges posed by the ever-changing macroeconomic landscape, our dedication to providing exceptional service remains unwavering.
“We also remain dedicated to collaborating with our driver partners, regulatory bodies, and other industry stakeholders to ensure the growth of the ride-hailing industry in Nigeria.”
The firm said it has Implemented innovative safety features and protocols in Nigeria to safeguard the welfare of both riders and drivers.
” For example, the audio trip recording feature which empowers both drivers and riders to initiate an audio recording of their trip within the Bolt app, offering a solution in situations where they may feel uncomfortable during the ride.”