By Ameh Comrade Godwin
Road transport business in Nigeria has moved from just conveying people from one place to another to highly competitive, customer service-oriented value-added services.
Passengers now make choices on which transport company to travel with depending on the quality of vehicle, safety of trips, prices and welfare.
The Nigerian road transportation sector got a boost few years back following the arrival of Joe Silver Transport Company.
Headquartered in an expansive land along Otukpo-Enugu Road, Silver Travels, as it is popularly called has carved a niche for itself in the transportation industry.
With just few years in the highly-competitive industry, the company has become a household name among travellers with enduring patronage from various social groups such as business moguls, civil servants and entertainers to mention but few.
Those who have been travelling with the transportation company would attest to the fact that on board Silver buses passengers enjoy free comfort and free safety.
With a guiding mantra that puts customer’s satisfaction as its main priority, the acclaimed ‘God’s Heritage’ has warmed its ways into the hearts of travellers with its friendly relationship.
Few years after its bold arrival, the company acquired a fleet of brand new buses that run major cities within Nigeria and the company maintains terminals and even lounges for passengers in Benue, Port Hacrot, Abuja and Bauchi states among others.
Silver travels boasts of a fleet of over 500 cars across the country.
What travellers are saying
For business mogul, Emeke Ejiofor, Silver is his next choice once he’s not flying.
Hear him, “I have been a customer of Silver for over five years now and I have never regretted any of my trips with them.
“I love their drivers who are firm and steady on both the road the steering.
I must commend the management of the company for making traveling comfortable with some of us who spend virtually all our life on the road,” the electronics dealer testified.
On his part, Jane Ekoja, a 200 Mass Communication student of Benue state University, Makurdi hailed Silver for its consistency and reliable service.
“I travel almost every month to vsist my parents in Lagos and Silver has being my choice motor. Reason? They are the best. I think they should rename themselves as gold and the silver because their service is golden,” the said.
Also speaking with our reporter in Gboko, a certain Torkwase Ior, fashion designer said Silver will live long.
‘With Silver, I can send clothes to my customers and go to bed. For close to three years that I have been doing business with them, it has been fruitful. They are simply the best.
Another testifier, Segun Adewale, a member of the NYSC in Benue State, the first day he boarded Silver Motor, it was love at first sight. “Mehn, it was cool travelling wih them. The first time I traveled with them from PH, it was fun all the way. Kudos to them.
Speaking with Idoma Voice, one of the staff of the company who gave his name as Matthy, Silver is here to make travelling easy for road travelers.
It is only in Silver that customer with “ten tickets get one free ride, 21 inches TV for best customer of the year. Fans, DVDs and other mouth-watering prizes are up for grabs for faithful customers.
“Our head office is still at no 60/61 Nnamdi Azikiwe Road, along Otukpo-Otukpa Expressway. Contatc: 08060201577, 08061161703
Our corporate office is at Izuh complex No 320 Aba Road, Rivers. Contact: 08039231992.
In Jos, we are at No 1 Zaria Bypass, Jos. Contact: 0703055305
Lafia, Silver is at No 18 Makurdi Road, Lafia, Nasaraw State. Contact: 08035299023.
Our makurdi office is at Adam Tony Filling Station, 21 New Otukpo Road, North Bank. Contact: 08062180973
In Lagos, Silver is at Chukwudi Complex, Iddo, Lagos State. Our number there is 08060121632.
Travellers can also locate us in Gboko at Aper Aku Road, Gboko Benue State.
“For More modern and convenient road travel solution, think silver travel today,” he added.
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