Nigeria’s last-mile delivery and logistics startup Gokada has expanded operations to Ibadan following the success experienced in Lagos. The ride-hailing app launched in 2018 and has since evolved into a leading food and parcel delivery last-mile e-commerce solution.
In 2019, Gokada closed a $5.3 million Serie A before the global pandemic kicked in and the state of Lagos mandated a motorcycle ban. The company however made a resurgence and now boasts one of the largest fleets of delivery drivers in Lagos in turn helping over 30,000 Nigerian businesses serve their customers.
The company is launching food delivery, logistics services with ride hailing, and e-commerce to roll out later in the year. Ibadan is an urban center at close proximity to Lagos. The move will in turn generate thousands of jobs for the riders. Gokada has managed to complete over 1.5 million deliveries in Lagos and intends to replicate this success to Ibadan where 100 restaurants have been onboarded. Customers can order food through the GFood menu on its super App. The company is planning to roll out in other hubs such as Part Harcout, Abuja and Ibadan.
In comments shared by Nikhil Goel, Gokada CEO to Afrika Heroes, said that the Super App will continue “catalysing the transformation of Nigeria’s transport infrastructure” by offering “ultra reliable last-mile delivery solutions.”
We’re happy to announce…the wait is OVER.
We’ve resolved all the technical issues (especially for our iOS users) and we are ready to attend to your deliveries quicker and better than before. pic.twitter.com/yG0AwANY9s
— Gokada – Delivering all 7 days (@GokadaNG) June 3, 2021