Shuttlers to transport 50,000 RCCG members from Lagos to the Redemption Camp

Ahead of its 70th Annual Convention, RCCG has partnered with Shuttlers to ease transportation for its members and decongest traffic along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Shuttlers to transport 50,000 RCCG members from Lagos to the Redemption Camp
Damilila Olokesusi, Shuttlers CEO flanked by RCCG officials 

Shuttlers, a tech-enabled bus-sharing company that covers over 115 routes in Lagos and Abuja—has partnered with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) to ease transportation for its members and decongest traffic along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

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The Lagos–Ibadan Expressway is a 127.6-kilometre-long (79.3 mi) expressway connecting Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State and Lagos. The expressway which is the oldest in Nigeria is also the major route to the northern, southern and eastern parts of Nigeria and is the busiest inter-state route in Nigeria which constitutes one of the largest road networks in Africa.

"Some of our members have had hectic commuting experiences in past conventions, and we believe this partnership will improve the general experience of this year’s convention and subsequent events," Pastor Okey Mofunanya, Security Adviser to the General Overseer, RCCG Worldwide said.

The partnership will provide ease for RCCG members, especially during the church's 70th Annual Convention slated for August 8, 2022. According to a statement shared with Benjamindada.com, Shuttlers will provide shuttle rides for 98 RCCG provinces via 400 routes in Lagos.  

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In Lagos, congestion costs the economy more than $14 million per day, and it is not atypical for most residents to spend over two hours travelling just eight kilometres to the Redemption Camp. Attendees of the 70th Annual Convention can schedule rides with Shuttlers’ mobile application from the comfort of their homes. Members who book successfully ahead of the convention date will get the opportunity to enjoy a hassle- and stress-free transport experience to and from the RCCG campgrounds.

"We are providing software and assets to ease operations, enabling real-time bus tracking and transforming the transport experience of members visiting the camp," said Damilola Olokesusi, Shuttlers CEO added.

Launched in 2016, Shuttlers has raised $1.6 in seed funding, grown from one route in Ajah to Victoria Island (Lagos, Nigeria) to over thirty (100) routes with over 500 bus-stop, over 100 (unbranded) buses within the city, and has recorded over 3 million trips taken by commuters.