Lagos. Easy Taxi Nigeria decided to hold a more educative and informative forum during its monthly drivers meeting by inviting personnel from Google Nigeria to train the drivers on the use and importance of Google map and Global Positioning System GPS.
This forum was organized by Easy Taxi Nigeria in collaboration with Google in response to the high level of illiteracy amongst Lagos drivers on the use of maps and GPS. Easy Taxi recognizes that maps are a very important tool for navigation and there is a need for its drivers to benefit from the usefulness and the importance of GPS in terms of tracking, safety and practical use in terms of locating areas around Lagos.
During a slide show presentation on the correct way to search for a location in Lagos, Mr. Adepoju
encouraged the drivers to embrace the use of Google map as it would not only allow them know the best and fastest route to their destination which will make getting to their clients easier but also the distance from their point to the clients location.
It was announced that Easy Taxi drivers would be putting what they learnt during the forum into practice by joining Google to chart all areas of Lagos that are blank to eventually create a more accurate Google map of Lagos State.
Speaking on the forum, Mr. Okoya Cosmas, one of the Easy Taxi drivers said that since he joined Easy Taxi Nigeria over 8 months ago, he has improved the way he delivers services to his clients and that with what he had learnt during the lecture; he will be able to meet his client’s demands more readily.
The CEO of Easy Taxi Nigeria, Bankole Cardoso remarked on the forum stating that he is proud that Easy Taxi drivers can now compete with international drivers who are more informed on the use of Google map. Backing this was a statement from Easy Taxi, Community Manager, Miss Rita Achebe. Miss Rita said ‘with the training Easy Taxi Nigeria drivers have received today, they will be able to get to their clients faster and easier which will reduce our clients waiting time.
Easy Taxi is a taxi service that operates through the use of a mobile app to connect independent drivers registered to the Easy Taxi network with passengers in a smooth, easy and safe way. Easy Taxi began operations in Nigeria in July 2013.