TOP 5 ROAD TRANSPORT COMPANIES IN NIGERIA you must know
Road transportation business in Nigeria has moved from only conveying people from one destination to another to very competitive, customer service packed, value added services. Travellers now make choices on which transport company to travel with depending on the quality of vehicle, safety of trips, prices, as well as welfare.
There are many reliable transportation companies in Nigeria that convey passengers and luggages across the length and breadth of Nigeria. Some of them also convey passengers to countries outside Nigeria, particularly West African countries such as Ghana, Togo, Cote D’Ivoire, Benin Republic etc.
Below a highlight of the best transport companies in Nigeria. Though this list is not a perfect one since none of the transport companies listed is perfect. It is very possible you may have had a bad experience with any of them at one point of the other, however these are still the best in Nigeria. You can add your own on the comment line after reading the post.
- ABC Transport Plc
With head office in Kilometer 5, MCC Road, Umuoba, Uratta in Owerri, Imo State, ABC Transport Plc started road transport operations in February 13, 1993. Its parent company was Rapido Ventures, however ABC Transport shortly became an independent company and by March 2003, Capital Alliance Private Equity acquired 30% shares of the company and also became a stakeholder within the transport firm.
The transport service has a fleet of high-class buses that run major cities within and outside Nigeria, and the company maintains terminals and even lounges for passengers in Lagos, Aba, Owerri, Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Onitsha, Umuahia, Lokoja, Jos, Mbaise, and Bolade although it operates every main city in the country. ABC Transport also transports passengers every single day to Ghana, Togo, and Benin Republic among others.
The transport company has a variety of bus services, and these include the Executive Express, Shuttle Services, City Transit Inn, Cargo Express, Haulage, Coach West Africa, and Sprinter Services to name a few.
- CHISCO Transport Ltd
Chisco Transport Ltd literally began as a micro auto parts retailer before growing into a full-fledged transportation company in Nigeria. It was founded in 1978 by Chief Dr. Chidi Anyaegbu (MFR), and with several luxurious buses in its fleet, the company presently transports over 6,000 daily passengers to all the 36 states of Nigeria and also shuttles Lome in Togo and Accra in Ghana among other West African countries.
Chisco group head office is situated at 104, Funsho Williams Avenue in Iponri, Costain, Lagos though it has terminals across almost all the states in Nigeria. The vision of Chisco transports is to be the best transport/logistics organization in the African region, providing the highest quality of unique customer-focused services via a highly motivated workforce that ensures customer satisfaction and excellent returns to our shareholders.
- Young Shall Grow Transport Ltd
Owned by Chief Dr. Vincent Amaechi Obianodo (MON) and with its head office located at Old Ojo Road, Maza-Maza, Lagos, the transportation company began operations in 1972 by shuttling the Enugu-Onitsha road with a mini-bus. In 1973, the company transferred its headquarters from Onitsha to Lagos with mainly two buses, but just seven years later the company purchased about 40 buses; and by 1980 it had over 150 luxurious buses plying all routes in Nigeria.
It became a limited liability company in 1984, and presently has over 500 vehicles plying Ibadan, Abuja, Kano, Sokoto, Maiduguri, Jos, Yola, Onitsha, Neni, Enugu, Owerri, Aba, Umuahia, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Calabar among hundreds of other destinations. Young Shall Grow Motors Transport currently convey passengers to West African countries of Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin Republic, Mali, and Burkina Faso and the like with state-of-the-art air-conditioned luxury buses.
- GUO Motors
Headquartered at Kilometer 12, Onitcha-Enugu Expressway in Anambra State, GUO Transport Services Company is owned and operated by G.U. Okeke and Sons Ltd. With over 30 years experience in the interstate transportation sector, GUO Motors has virtually 100 luxury buses and other contemporary vehicles to shuttle different destinations within Nigeria – from the East to the West and Northern or Southern parts of Nigeria.
The transport company is also involved in haulage business and is the pleasure of a lot of businessmen across Nigeria. GUO’s vision statement is “to offer solutions to transportation and logistics needs in a revolutionary manner that exceeds the hope of respective stakeholders.”
- Cross Country
With its headquarters located at 345, Muritala Muhammed Way, Yaba, Lagos State, Cross Country has advanced significantly since it started transportation services across the nation some couple of years back. Servicing over 30 destinations within and outside Nigeria, Cross Country started with just a few cars in its service but today deploys over 500 vehicles to operate Nigerian roads – carrying travelers and goods far across state boundaries within and outside the country.