He is today the most important businessman in Southeast Nigeria. Yes, Innocent Chukwuma, the founder of Innoson Motors, continues to advance his nation through entrepreneurial capitalism. Plentywaka joins the expanding ecosystem. Who needs to drive from Lagos, etc to the village if there are buses and cars which can help you get around locally while in Southeast?
As part of the plans to expand into the South-eastern part of Nigeria, Plentywaka, the first bus-hailing app in Nigeria, would be collaborating with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM), Nigeria’s first indigenous automotive manufacturer to bolster Plentywaka’s fleet with a host of new vehicles as they continually work at upgrading bus travel in Nigeria.
This is a first-of-its-kind collaboration for both companies coming together to foster the growth of safer, convenient, and more comfortable means of travel for Nigerians. It is perfectly coming at a time where Plentywaka just clocked one year of full operations, raised $300,000 investment, with 200,000 completed trips and 40,000+ downloads on its mobile app while concluding plans to break into the South-eastern states in the last quarter of 2020, starting with Delta State.
This partnership is set to ease the burden of commuters in the region still facing the age-old problems of a lack of safety, comfort, and convenience which has plagued Nigeria’s bus network for decades. Plentywaka is set to make a major bid to replicate the success of its tech-driven service in Lagos and Abuja to upgrade the state of bus travel in both states.
Innoson is carving out a new niche with partnership with transport companies. The Nigeria’s indigenous carmaker, earlier announced partnership with Uber and Bolt to provide ride-hailing services in the Southeast, through a hire-purchase scheme designed to empower drivers.
Well done Mazi – we salute your vision and tenacity.