By Juliet Umeh
Ahead of its formal launch this weekend, CarXie, a Nigerian cab company, said it has barred cars manufactured before 2008 from its fleet. The recent CarXie policy was revealed at a pre – launch meeting with cab owners and drivers at the Dukan George Ajah office. The meeting at the instance of the CarXie management was designed to demonstrate the CarXie mobile App to its core target.
In his welcome address, the Chairman of CarXie, Mr. Chinedu Amadi explained that it was necessary for CarXie and its cab operators to bond ahead of the launch to ensure a smooth kick start by July 27.
He also said that CarXie is a bold statement that Nigerians are capable of conceptualizing sustainable innovations.
“Therefore, CarXie standards must be part of acceptable global standards. There would be no compromise on the quest to achieve comfort, safety, and save time for the rider at affordable costs. The cab owners and drivers play a central role in this project. Whereas the cab owner provides the cab, it is the driver who is the only physical contact with the rider.
“The grade of the car must not be below 2008, a policy re-echoed just last week when the Federal Government of Nigeria banned the importation of vehicles manufactured before 2008.
Amadi therefore, assured the cab owners and drivers that up to date tracking and chatting technology have been deployed to make the cars secure against car snatchers and the riders safe from kidnappers. “Moreover, every rider is traceable with his BVN. He urged the drivers to download the mobile App immediately.