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Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by Automotive1(m): 8:55pm On Aug 14


Motorbike hailing service, Gokada, has partially shut down operations to restrategize after its CEO faced operational hurdles during a ride.

According to the message sent to users on Wednesday, Gokada said:

"We are dedicated to rewriting the ills the motorcycle taxis represent. This has nudged us to take this compulsory break of 12 days which begins Today, Wednesday, August 14th 2019 to the 25th August 2019,”

“We will be back Monday, August 26th, with retrained drivers who are safety conscious, clean, courteous and are better with driving and navigation.

“Other features to expect include better traffic law-abiding pilots, brand new bikes amongst other things.

“We are deliberate in our commitment to revamping the narrative of transportation.”



In a medium post, Gokada CEO and Co-founder, Fahim Saleh, said he was disappointed when a trip of 5 mins turned out to take more than 15 mins from the Mainland Bridge to Victoria Island.

While narrating his ugly experience with a Gokada rider -- who took a longer route to get to the bridge --one that would have been completely avoided had he used the map, he asked:

“How could I be the CEO of Gokada, the company that pioneered motorcycle ride-hailing in Nigeria and be experiencing this?

"I was disappointed in Gokada but most of all, I was disappointed in myself. I told the pilot to pull over to the side of the road, I would hop over the median and wait for an Uber. This is what it has come to,” I thought."

"Gokada was started to change the perception of what the bike taxi could be in terms of safety, convenience, and transparency. In many ways, we’ve succeeded but we have also failed. We can only win by doing right to our customers and our pilots. That is why today I am excited to announce our Gokada 2.0 initiative."



So What Should We Expect From A New Gokada? According to its CEO,

Brand new bikes:
Much better quality and sexy as hell.

All drivers retrained:
We’re closing shop to retrain our drivers in customer service, hygiene, driving, and navigation use.

Higher safety measures:
Maximum speeds, adhering to all traffic laws, new Bluetooth helmets.

Happier drivers:
We’re offering drivers more: maintaining their bikes for free, opening a drivers club, and expanding our health benefits.

Big problems require big solutions. We’re sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you in the short term. But in the long run, we firmly believe that when you want to get somewhere fast, safe, and hassle-free — there won’t be any other app you’d want to open other than Gokada.

https://autojosh.com/gokada-temporarily-shuts-down-after-a-5-mins-trip-by-its-ceo-took-more-than-15-mins/

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by Sweetamara2: 8:59pm On Aug 14
I dedicate this page to all the people trusting God for a breakthrough, don't lose hope , God is faithful.

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by Flame4chi(m): 8:59pm On Aug 14
Ok

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by MurderEnglish(m): 8:59pm On Aug 14
This is one of the best moves a Nigerian start-up has done. I had to read the unfiltered article by the co-CEO himself.


Your product has to satisfy you first before another person.


Oride will never and can not beat out Gokada with this their mundane mode of operation.


Gokada riders are far better than Oriders, though both are crooks.


Let's see how this pans out, and I wish them honestly, the very best

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by iCauseTrouble: 9:00pm On Aug 14
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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by MadeInTokyo: 9:00pm On Aug 14
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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by JackOfAllTrades: 9:00pm On Aug 14
Hope the driver don't lose the energy and vibe

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by INTROVERT(f): 9:00pm On Aug 14
Opay has pursued them out of the market. How can 500million gokada compete with 500million opay. They better restrategize fast before O pay buys them up.

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by calmbabadee(m): 9:00pm On Aug 14
Good.

This kind of feedback and immediate actions towards correction of perceived deficiencies is what differentiates most indigenously owned and managed organization from the foreign ones.

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:00pm On Aug 14
We will be back Monday, August 26th, with retrained drivers who are safety conscious, clean, courteous and are better with driving and navigation..
This look like a very gold and serious company who know what they are doing
RATHER LATE THAN SORRY!
All the very best guys.

Lazy Youths complaining of hunger, go register and get a GOKADA bike NOW!
Buhari won't come to your house and serve you dinner!
Stop WAILING, start RIDING GOKADA!! cheesy

yettymuse:
Do you ever see anything wrong with this Buhari led administration?? Are just unbothered, an Apc online presence or you're not a Nigerian?
His failure is evident and only an idiot would ignore it. I see how much you want to support your own but whilst at it, please be guided!
We rather be on the sides with genuine people that really wants the best for the country.
That was why we supported Omotola during her stands against what is not going on well in the nation.
But for wailers, aka, children of hate and perdition that will only see negative things around, those that are too blind to see and appreciate the good things going on, we will always be against them.
You can see we are not a party person, we don't talk of any APC politicians, we only focused on our daddy and his Vice 99% of the time.
There are many bad eggs among the APC politicians just as we have in the 16 years of stealing, looting and misrule in PDP.

If we see you criticize during the bad times and appreciate during the good ones you see, then we are on the same page.
But for the ones looking for bombings and bad and negative news every morning they wake up, then we are not on the same side.

We only took the time out from the interesting CHELSEA vs Liverpool game we are watching right now to reply you. maybe cos you are a lady and more because this is the first time we are seeing you quoting us.

Hope you gerrit now, and if not, we will categorize you as someone whose soul is filled with bitterness as they abound here, If not, it is good if you criticize when things are bad and praise when you see good things.
Some wailers eyes are blind permanently to good things in life.
Okay bye, back to support the BLUES.
Hope this helps?!
This is the longest post we have ever made to a post like this!
(We don't even know we have typed this much!)
Have a nice evening madam Yetty! wink

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by Pavore9: 9:00pm On Aug 14
"While narrating his ugly experience with a Gokada rider -- who took a longer route to get to the bridge --one that would have been completely avoided had he used the map, he asked"...... cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by sexiestharam(f): 9:00pm On Aug 14
Not our business. We are only interested in #LIVCHE
Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by NigPatriot(m): 9:01pm On Aug 14
smiley

Oride came with over 100million dollars of capital, offered consumers 200 naira per ride. Why won't Gokada go for recess...
Forget this life the cheat code to almost anything is money..

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by benjamina96: 9:01pm On Aug 14
Nice script....

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by Lexusgs430: 9:02pm On Aug 14
Saleh saw the light....... Let's hope it's not the 20 Million yearly taxation that made him jump, before he was pushed......

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by pride4legacy(m): 9:02pm On Aug 14
very innovative i love the fact he took it to heart to change the narrative

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by cinoedhunter: 9:02pm On Aug 14
Sounds good
Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by ignitewatch(m): 9:02pm On Aug 14
Good thinking
Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by maestroz: 9:02pm On Aug 14
Gokada dey fear competition from O ride...

Strategy my foot!...e should bring a bike DAT can fly...

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by safarigirl(f): 9:03pm On Aug 14
This is something that should be commended

He went into the field, noticed setbacks and has chosen to address them, rather than leave them as they are. He understands the importance of quality to the integrity of a business

Most Nigerian CEOs do not understand this. They just sit in some Air Conditioned office and sign papers, without bothering to find out if their policies are being implemented properly. They are so detached from their own business, they might as well not run it.

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by darocha1(m): 9:03pm On Aug 14
Big Ups
Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by naijadrivablog: 9:03pm On Aug 14
The fear of O' Ride.


By the road way, we RIDE motorbike and not DRIVE them. Well what do I know, even GIGM call their drivers 'Captains'.

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by Techhybabe: 9:04pm On Aug 14
That's how they extort passengers cos they don't want to take the shortest route ��

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by BarodyNigeriaLT: 9:05pm On Aug 14
But is expecting a 5 Mins ride from Mainland Bridge to VI not expecting too much of an Okada that wants to plays by the rules?
No!!

15 Minutes ride in Lagos is quite quick if you ask me!

While at it though

Our Clearance Sale is still on, click below or check my signature for the WhatsApp Number

https://barody.com.ng/shop

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by calculator123(m): 9:05pm On Aug 14
Nice, other CEO should learn from him. It's not just enough to tell your workers what to do, ensure they implement.

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by Zombiekiller010: 9:05pm On Aug 14
Oride to take over
Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by calculator123(m): 9:07pm On Aug 14
Petronizewitus4:
Oga Frank, please create a thread for your business or better still pay for advertising.
Stop spamming every thread with your adverts, not cool and doesn't show professionalism.
There is a reason big companies spend much on branding, marketing and advertising.
No offense.

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by psychologist(m): 9:07pm On Aug 14
When I dey rock oride

200 everywhere u go grin

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Re: Gokada Temporarily Shuts Down After A 5min Trip By Its CEO Took More Than 15min by Florblu(f): 9:07pm On Aug 14
A strategy to be in the news and make people feel they are gonna come back to render better service compare to that of their competitors.


Opay spoilt the market. I wonder how they intend to make money now that the "almost free" ride don end. They forgt Nigerians will love and patronize only if you're free or cheap.

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