Online ticketing or better yet the transportation industry has been a key sector technology business in Nigeria having been trying to disrupt. Oya.com.ng, one of the key players open its Lagos operations today after 2 months of pilot.
Oya is one of the Nigeria’s largest online bus tickets service with operations across the nation providing customers convenient ways of booking their tickets online or by telephone with the option of: choosing their bus seat, booking return tickets (at 50% discount on the return fare, comparing bus prices, and choosing from amongst multiple bus operators, boarding points and timings.
“We are delighted to be officially launching Oya.com.ng in Lagos. We will be extending our best-in-class service to customers in Abuja and Enugu now. This is a very important market for us. Online bus booking is a large latent opportunity and it will only grow after the customers experience the advantages of booking online. With the largest network of bus operators, customers will now be able to choose their preferred operator from the comfort of their home/office.” Nnazilim, CEO Oya.com.ng
Also speaking at the event is Jubril Juma, Head Marketing said, “We have the largest route list on offer in Nigeria. Our site and call center will help Nigerians connect to interstate cities easily. We believe that this will add tremendous value to the people in this nation. We have some of the best bus operators, including God is Good Motors, Ifesinachi, Chisco and Cross Country. All bus tickets for these transporters are available online on Oya.com.ng“
With Oya providing several payment and booking options for users to choose from, the service may just be timely in opening an office in Lagos where the numbers of outbound travellers cannot be overestimated.