Music Producer, Ubi Franklin Launches Online Taxi Service In Cross River

In Breaking News, Business & Economy, Tech

By Obeten Godfrey

A new online taxi service, Instant Ryde has launched in Calabar, the Cross River State capital with a promise to aid movement and provide comfort for commuters.

The move comes after Mr. Ubi who owns the Made Men Music Group had launched Instant Pick Up, an online laundry service in Lagos state and he explained why he had to bring the taxi service to Cross River.

“Charity begins at home, that is why we decided to start with Calabar, it could have been Lagos or Abuja as expected by everyone, but here we are in Calabar. This is because we need to start from home,” Ubi said during the launch on Wednesday in Calabar.

The Cross River Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Asuquo Ekpenyong and the Director General of the Bureau of Public Private Partnership, Mr. Udiba Effiong were in attendance.

And, Mr. Ubi took to Instagram to quote Mr. Ekpenyong who in his remarks, said that: “On behalf of the Government of Cross River, we thank Mr. Franklin for this initiative and for choosing Calabar as one of the first cities to launch.”

Ekpenyong who expressed optimism that the initiative will tackle unemployment, added that:: “Instant Ryde provides the ability to move around various tourist sites and destination, bridging the gap in land transport for tourism infrastructure in Cross River State. The Instant Ryde will provide residents and commuters with a smarter and more affordable way of going about their daily activities in the Calabar metropolis with luxury comfort at a moderate and people friendly manner.”

CrossRiverWatch gathered that the automated cabs will be equipped with hi-tech digital cameras, air conditioning system and will carry a minimum of three persons per transit.

Interested participants and customers are expected to download the Instant Ryde app on Google play store or apple store to get started, while more information can be gotten on their website.

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