By Angela Atabo
A food logistics innovation technology company, ‘Ije Chops’, has launched a platform that will provide seamless delivery options for food vendors and customers.
Mr Gideon Oyediran, Chief Executive Officer, Ije Chops, at the launch of the brand in Abuja on Saturday said that the platform would contribute to the growth of businesses across the country.
According to Oyediran, one of the major objectives of Ije Chops is to remove the task of eating late and unhealthy foods.
He said that the firm aimed to provide excellence and speed in its day-to- day activities while helping Nigerians to eat healthy.
”The food logistics business allows food vendors to partner with the firm, manage their menu and gain access to a larger market through its various online platform,” the company boss said.
He said that the company also launched an app that allowed customers to book and pay for fast and convenient food to be delivered in real time.
“We are operating in four different states which are Port Harcourt, Lagos, Enugu and Abuja. We are hopeful that very soon, we will expand to other states.
“The company is established to solve the issue of late delivery because that is one of the major issues affecting logistics company in Nigeria.
“On time delivery is one of the key things in logistics business. So, if your staff are not delivering on time that means you are not yet in the business. It is that early delivery we are bringing to the table.
“Ijeh is a transportation and logistics company; we have different brands which are waka and chops; so Ije chops is one of the brands we are lunching today and it is about delivery anywhere you are,” he explained.
Oyediran further said that there were lots of chops on the apps which could be downloaded on Android and iPhone through playstore to order for foods.
He advised Nigerians to eat healthy because health is wealth, adding that what you eat would make you live longer.
He noted that there were lots of toxic food that could harm the body hence, Ije chops took time to vet its vendors’ foods to ascertain they sold quality and healthy foods.
He also stressed the need for dispatch riders to practice one delivery at a time to avoid incessant accidents.
“Your safety first so you should not just drive anyhow and if an order comes in there is no point delaying. Be on time to pick whatever you want to go and deliver so as to meet up,” he said.
Mr Emmanuel Bassey, a member of board and Chief Technology Officer, Ije technology department said that the chops was one of the brands of the company.
Bassey said that the firm delivered food to people’s door steps at any time, adding that Ije chops had several brands but decided to start with the chops which was the food ordering.
“Once you download the app, then place your order, the food will be delivered at your door step,” he said.
Bassey added that the cost of delivery was cheap and people would get to also enjoy quick service.(NAN)