Gokada is one of the top-notch logistics and transportation companies that Nigeria has to offer. The company was founded in 2017 by Fahim Saleh and Deji Oduntan, and is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. The company specializes in delivery services and formerly was primarily a bike-hailing service before laws from the Lagos State Government headed by the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu stopped its bike-hailing operations. The company had to fall back on its logistics services after it could no longer go on with transporting people.
The company has announced Nikhil Goel as its new Chief Executive Officer. Nikhil Goel was the Vice President of the company back in 2019 and used his wide experience to push the company forward. He once served as the General Manager of food delivery start up Zomato in India and as the Head of New Verticals at SafeBoda in Kenya.
After the tragic loss of the company’s co-founder; Fahim Saleh in July last year, Nikhil Goel had to fill his shoes for what seemed to be a temporal period. According to the company, there was an increase in revenue by over ten times and an increase in delivery order volume by hundred times, under his leadership.
‘Gokada now serves thousands of individuals and business across Lagos. Our range of delivery solutions now spans a number of sectors such as food delivery, grocery delivery, parcel delivery, e-commerce fulfilment and more. What makes me so proud of Gokada is the company’s Never-Give –Up attitude. Even in the midst of the pandemic which followed shortly followed the ride-hailing ban, we are able to bring most of our pilots back to jobs while in a parallel launching reliable logistics solutions to support businesses in Nigeria, which allowed them to continue to provide their services to their customers’, the new CEO said regarding the company’s new business model.
Nikhil Goel new position as the company’s Chief Executive Officer is a strategic appointment to ensure that the company stands tall among the contenders and be able to cater to the ever increasing market and maximize the growing but dynamic opportunities that is available in Nigeria.