Airtel, Yuzah Partner for Mobile App for Diesel Delivery in Nigeria
Created in partnership with application developer, Yuzah; the mobile app, also known as ‘Yuzah’ allows users to request instant delivery of diesel to their homes or offices, using their mobile phones.
The simplicity of the product and distribution model earned Yuzah, the one million naira prize money in the Airtel catapult-a-startup competition held earlier in the year.
Mr. Maurice Newa, chief commercial officer, Airtel Nigeria, described the service, which is the first-of-its-kind in Nigeria, as part of efforts by the Telco to deliver products and services that offer convenience to its customers.
“Airtel has collaborated with Yuzah, one of the winners of Airtel Catapult-A-Start up competition, to offer Nigerians this unique service which will further enhance their access to diesel and address the inconveniences associated with the logistics involved in delivery,” he said.
According to him, “interested users can download this app on their mobile phones from http://bit.ly/YuzahApp. Once this is done, the app will locate their place on the map and they will be able to see all the diesel trucks within their radius. Users can then order diesel through the app and the product will be delivered within 30-60 minutes once accepted by a Yuzah approved supplier.”
He also explained that the partnership further lent credence to the company’s Catapult-A-Startup, which is driven by its vision to encourage innovation and empower young Nigerians by creating opportunities for them to bring their business ideas to fruition.