1st March 2021 — Metro Africa Xpress (MAX.ng), a mobility company at the forefront of cutting edge innovation, on the 27th of March 2021, presented a set of branded kiosks to the Police force, at its headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan. The donation was part of the company’s commitment to fostering security within its sphere of operation.
As seen in most parts of the country, the aftermath of the ENDSARS protests left a lot of vandalized police property in its wake. This significantly affected the police infrastructure especially its street police and traffic control arm. The situation presented an evident level of difficulty for police personnel to execute their duties, which inherently placed security within the Ibadan area in a vulnerable state.
MAX.ng’s model of prioritizing the safety of its platform users prompted the company’s decision to volunteer its 2 wheeler and 3 wheeler assets, including its electric vehicles (MAX EV), which function in cities and towns across West Africa, including Ibadan, Oyo State. This is another example of MAX.ng’s commitment to the safety of not just its users but the citizenry as a whole.
The presentation was preceded by a sociable visit to the recently appointed Commissioner of Police, Oyo State, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko. These events are characteristic of MAX.ng’s long-standing support and liaison with law enforcement bodies.
MAX.ng CEO, Mr Adetayo Bamiduro, said, “MAX has always made a point of extending support to and building a relationship with law enforcement. We realise that our technology-infused safety measures are only an important piece of the puzzle. To fully ensure safety and inherently safeguard the mobility of the citizenry, the police must play a vital role, which is why I am excited that we can facilitate the optimal deployment of security duties by law enforcement personnel.”
Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder of MAX.ng, Mr Chinedu Azodoh, also said, “We are fully aware of the peculiarities of our Nigerian roads and what it takes to successfully navigate them…aiding law enforcement officials as a component in synthesis, that is our safety assurance mechanism. This deployment of these kiosks is another reflection of that”.
DC Operations, Oyo State Police Command DCP, Abubakar Lawal, expressed his gratitude at the donation and commended MAX.ng for continually showing interest in the safety of the citizenry. He also implored other parties to offer aid within their capabilities, as it would positively impact society at large.
Guy-Bertrand Njoya, Chief Financial Officer at MAX.ng, was also quoted saying, “At a time when individuals, as well as various sectors of the economy, are getting back to normalcy, taking the pandemic into consideration, safe and secure movement is as important as ever. Collaboration with law enforcement benefits all parties, including society at large”.
Also present at the unveiling were Akorede Taiwo, Sales Manager, MAX.ng, DC Operations, Oyo State Police Command, DCP Abubakar Lawal, Adefemi Fadekemi, Marketing Manager, MAX.ng and PPRO, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi.
MAX.ng continues to be a leader in mobility innovation as it remains committed to improving transportation systems for the benefit of West Africans and beyond.