Safeboda Nigeria Country Manager, Babajide Duroshola has stepped down from his role at the Ibadan-based bike-hailing startup.
Babajide made the announcement in a medium post.
On the 6th of May 2019, I took the job to be Safeboda’s first-ever Country Director and the mission was clear, take Safeboda from an East African company to being a pan-African company starting with the expansion to Nigeria.Babajide Duroshola
“Over the last 26 months, I have kept building to solidify that vision and today I hold my head high as I stepped down a week ago from the reins at Safeboda,” he added.
Babajide has been at the helm of Safeboda operations in Nigeria since 2019 and led the bike-hailing startup to completing 1.5 million trips in Ibadan and onboarding more than 5,000 drivers so far.
The startup has also launched cashless payments, airtime and driver buy-now-pay-later offerings as well as forged partnerships with the likes of Paddycover, Allianz and Imalipay.
As Safeboda experiences a change in management, the startup has yet to reveal the identity of its new Country Manager. However, the new Manager will emerge from within the ranks of the Safeboda team, according to Babajide’s statement.
He also told Technext that the identity of the new boss would be known in due course.
“Also excited that a replacement was found internally and trust he will continue to lead the company to groundbreaking heights,” the outgoing Country Manager said.
Speaking on his next adventure, Babajide stated that in the interim he would be spending much more time with his family while he plans out his move going forward.
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