In its bid to change the face of the city transportation industry in Nigeria, IVM Cruise, a technology based ride hailing service from the stable of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, has been launched and flagged off by the Governor of Enugu State, H. E. Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Gburugburu) and is now live in the city of Enugu.
In the month of September, Innoson Vehicles Mancufactuing (IVM) the first indigenous vehicle manufacturing company in Nigeria announced plans to launch its ride-hailing services in the city of Enugu, Eastern Nigeria in the first week of October according to a report by Techpoint. The ride-hailing service by innoson is called ‘IVM connect’. It also represent one of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing customer social responsibility (CSR) effort to provide job opportunities for residents in Enugu state.
The official launch and flag off event had in attendance, the Governor of Enugu State, H. E. Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, transportation stakeholders, youth and women groups, residents of the state and members of the fourth estate of the realm.
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The Innoson Chairman’s welcome address captured the essence of their organization’s service offering which is a unique blend of vehicle ownership scheme by their pilots and a platform for their customers to request pick ups and drop offs while including vehicle charter services.
In his message, the Enugu State Governor assured his government’s readiness to ensure the favourable investment climate in the state is maintained and pledged incremental financial empowerment and improvement of the transport sector within Enugu State even as he commended Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Ltd for commencing their ride hailing service in his state.
The launch and flag off of the IVM Cruise service in Enugu was eventful even as Enugu residents are set to enjoy a homegrown technology based city transportation service which has been developed to benefit both pilots and commuters in this regard.