Innovation as a business philosophy is more common today than it was in the early nineteen-nineties Nigeria. When such mantras were only heard in the boardroom of foreign multinational companies, an individual founded his intercity bus transport company on this very concept and uniquely set the business apart. The founder asked this transformational question at inception: “why can’t we have aviation experience on road travels?” The pursuit of answers to this question gave birth to ABC Transport plc ( https://www.abctransport.com ), which has permanently redefined the subsector in which it operates.
Almost thirty years later, totally unaware of the background story of ABC, the co-founder of Transita put together a smart team to bring the latest innovation to the same Road Transportation sub-sector. The objective was to change the paradigm in how intercity city bus services are accessed. Looking at the aviation and other service industries for inspiration and best practices, the team evolved a platform that resulted in radical improvements in the convenience, cost-effectiveness, and safety of road travelers. Little wonder therefore that when the concept was pitched to Transport Service Providers (TSPs), ABC was the very first company to sign onto the Transita platform and fully integrated their booking system with ours.
Founded on February 13, 1993, as an off-shoot of Rapido Ventures, ABC transport has one of the largest range of routes in the Nigerian travel industry covering various cities within and outside Nigeria such as Lagos, Aba, Owerri, Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Onitsha, Umuahia, Jos, Mbaise, Bolade, and Accra (Ghana). Their buses used for intercity transportation services are categorized into coaches (including Executive Express), Sprinters, Shuttle services. These busses of different models have capacities ranging from 14 to 52 seats. Transita is very pleased to announce our partnership with ABC Transport plc to continue the circle of innovation for the benefit of Nigeria and indeed Africa’s intercity travelers. This partnership with ABC Transport will provide road travelers in Nigeria with a vast array of route options further connecting Nigerians to more locations in Nigeria and beyond.
Speaking on the partnership, Transita’s Co-Founder Tolu Laleye had this to say;
“ABC Transport is a company with a remarkable achievement in Nigeria’s transportation industry. This is evident in the fact that ABC has been the leading intercity transport company in Nigeria for 28 years winning several industry awards along the way. We are very pleased to have them onboard our platform due to the experience they offer travelers as well as the numerous routes that ABC covers in Nigeria which will help provide intercity travelers with more route options both within and outside Nigeria”.
Speaking on the partnership, Victor Nneji, Group Head, Innovation Strategy and Marketing at ABC Transport Plc had this to say:
“We are excited about this partnership with Transita, we aim to provide intercity travellers in Nigeria with a seamless travel experience from booking their trips to arriving at their destinations. Transita has been able offer travellers with a convenient booking experience and we at ABC are glad that their product offering and values align with ours. Transita’s offering of a comprehensive and affordable travel insurance in addition to ABC’s international standard of road services and bus transportation shows the great lengths that this partnership will go to ensure a comfortable travel experience for road travellers in Nigeria”.