debuts to ease travel booking, payment

​A new startup promises to ease transport experience in Nigeria by using an online portal called

The portal was created by Derive Efficiency Ltd (DEL), in partnership with discerning corporate transporters and other key stakeholders.

According to DEL the web platform will be launched on Tuesday, February 27.

In short, Makiego is a booking and payment product for all bus travels. According to DEL, the platfom comes with a lot of options for the traveller; the opportunity to book for preferred seat, insurance cover entitlement as well as enjoy discounts on tickets compared to fares at parks.

Speaking to newsmen in Lagos, Managing Director /CEO of Derive Efficiency Ltd, Mr. Olumide Solarin, said, “It is time for travelers in Nigeria to start experiencing and preferring convenience to the stress of physically going through vehicular traffic to bus parks, days ahead to make payments. The world has moved forward from that stressful and time -wasting task. More, to it is that the world and indeed Nigeria is going cashless, so why won’t it be equally popular in bus travel booking and payment in Nigeria?”

Solarin said, “since we are in partnership with credible transport companies, and the partnership is growing daily, an intending traveler only needs to log onto 

There, he or she will see the journey schedules of popular bus companies that are already registered on Intending travelers make their choice of the bus company and preferred time schedules , just click and pay. It’s that simple and smart, and that’ s all without any stress.”

He said the app could also be downloaded from playstore on android devices, while payment through USSD codes is also an option for those travelers without Internet. Some of the transporters already enlisted include Chisco Transport, A2 B Transport, E. Ekeson and others.