Friday, 16 May 2014

# Bankole Cardoso # Easy Taxi

CEO Easy Taxi Nigeria Encourages youths at National Career Fair 2014

Easy Taxi Nigeria  CEO, Bankole Cardoso today joined over 5000 youths and professionals from different states and sectors of economy at the 2014 career fair at the University of Lagos in Akoka.

Organised by the Imperial Integrated Project Services, this year’s career fair, titled ‘Human Capacity building for a viable and secured nation’ was designed to find solutions which will eventually reduce the growing unemployment rate in Nigeria.

The National Career Fair, which targets undergraduates, graduates, entrepreneurs and job seekers on the one hand and major corporations, government agencies and small and medium scale firms on the other, said this year’s objective is to create a platform for opportunities and needs to interact. Cotinue...

Speaking on the topic of youth involvement in ICT during the Tech-economy development section, Bankole Cardoso, CEO and Founder, Easy Taxi Nigeria stressed the need to focus on providing solutions that would be beneficial to the economy through ICT. Using Easy Taxi application as a case study, he talked on the idea behind the cab hailing mobile application. He said ‘I noticed the need for comfort, safety and convenience in terms of transportation within the city of Lagos especially during the rush hours of the day and so I did my research on how many people use smart phones and thus the idea of the Easy Taxi App was born’.

Other professionals in attendance were Amb. Lade Adeyemi (Special Assistant, Office of the President on Job Creation), Dr. Femi Hamzat (Hon. Commissioner, Lagos State Ministry of Works), Oje Ivagba (Director of Programmes, Leap Africa) amongst others.

The career fair is held yearly at different states in Nigeria and attendance is free.

AboutEasy Taxi 

Easy Taxi is a taxi hailing service that operates with 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. Vist to access Easy Taxi Website.

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