To address "the growing need for fast, safe, reliable and affordable transportation services in Africa’s most populous nation", Nigerian businessman, Mr. Dapo Balogun has introduced Drop, a new on-demand mobile request taxi service that stands out from the competition.

According to a press release made available to Pulse Tech, Drop is an app which allows users to call drivers at any time for transportation at rates far lower than local cab services, offers a completely automated payment system and allows users to track car availability through their smartphone map.

However, unlike other e-hailing alternatives, the people behind drop say it works nationwide.

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Drop Taxi Service App, which connects drivers with riders, can be downloaded on any Apple or Android device, with users – who pay via the app, prompted to provide their location and destination.

Per the press release, Drop will be kick off operations first in Lagos in February 2016 before hitting Abuja and Port Harcourt "within the first quarter of the New Year".

Drop aims to be a nationwide service, and hopes to "aid the Federal Government in its efforts to reduce unemployment in the country".