UGOCHI NWAGBO writes that Owners of Mr Taxi App, an internet enabled transport scheme, at the weekend birthed in South East with intention of employing not less than Five hundred Thousand (500,000) people to help eradicate unemployment rate in the Southeast zone.
Just as it disowned popular Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, of having anything to do with Mr Taxi App which he claimed he is the CEO.
They dismissed his alleged claim of owning the company.
Chief Operating Officer of the company, Mr Nnaemeka Austin Soundmind, at a press conference at the De Santos hotel, Awka Anambra state on Friday night during the launch of the company in Awka, described the controversial actor as an impostor, saying he had no contribution whatsoever in the setting up of the company.
Nnaemeka said contrary to the claimed ownership of the company by the Nollywood star, he (Iyke) was only contracted as a brand ambassador of the company, but was relieved of his job after he started claiming ownership of the company.
His words: “Jim Iyke is my friend, and I brought him in as a brand ambassador of the company, just like Rachael Okoli and other celebrities here, but he started asking questions that were out of his scope.
“He later started looking for a way to sway us into making him a shareholder, and then started parading himself as the owner of the company. He was warned once, and again, making it two times before we relieved him of his job.
“I am using the opportunity of this press conference to state emphatically that Mr Jim Iyke is not the owner of Mr Taxi, and has no contribution in the company, that is what I want to tell you today.”
The launch was graced by celebrities including Jerry Amilo, music sensation, Timaya, TBoss of the Big Brother Nigeria fame, among others.
The members Mr Taxi app team, were led by the Chief Operations Officer,(COO),Nnaemeka Austin Soundmind, the Chief Executive Officer,(CEO),Ukadike Kelechi Freeman, the Brand Ambassador, Rachael Okonkwo(Nkoli Nwa-Nsukka),the Legal Adviser , Mr Ifeanyi Moses.
Mr Taxi App is a new online Transportation application , that is downloaded from Google play store, into Android and smart phones and once the customer installs the application and register, Mr Taxi app is available for use.
Mr Taxi app is an online application like Uber, except that it has more advanced Features. Some of these features includes an SOS button for both the driver and customer, in case either of them feels threatened.
Mr Taxi App has link with security agencies which can be alerted in the face of danger and it is connected to Google Map, so that once the application is in use, it shows the name of the exact location of the user or customer, and the customer can choose his/her destination and also can communicate with the driver without phone calls to explain his/her location.
Mr Taxi App, have features that will show you where you are going and how to bypass bad road and traffic
Professional drivers with experience in driving, who do not own cars will be given cars when they bring a guarantor and proper documentation about them taken, because some investors have donated some car gifts to Mr Taxi App. Also, drivers who have their own cars can work with Mr Taxi App. The drivers are their own boss; they can chose when to drive and when to rest.
When they register as the driver all they need to do is to remit Ten percent(10%)of their daily income for the week, to Mr Taxi App, every Friday, because the customer pays to the driver directly. The repairs and Maintenance of the cars are the sole responsibility of Mr Taxi App.