Africa’s first scooter sharing platform, recently sealed a partnership with JOSTUM.



5/7/20243 min read

Africa’s first scooter-sharing platform recently sealed a partnership with JOSTUM. It was mutual happiness for Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi (JOSTUM), and Trekk as Africa’s first scooter-sharing platform, seals its partnership with the university.

The collaboration which was put to paper on Friday, March 8, 2024, adds JOSTUM to the fast-rising list of Trekk communities and will allow students of the institution to explore an eco-friendly alternative to commuting within the campus.

Bubbling over with enthusiasm, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Mrs. Comfort Tuleun revealed that students can’t wait for Trekk scooters to start operations as they have been making inquiries about the start date of the scooter-sharing platform through their Student Union Government. She added that Trekk scooters will not just help solve the mobility issue in the school but will also add to the aesthetics of the school environment.

Addressing the partnership, Isaac Oyedokun, CEO, of Trekk expressed that he is absolutely thrilled about the recent alliance between Trekk and JOSTUM in Benue State, Nigeria. “This collaboration is a testament to the growing awareness of environmental responsibility among Nigerian communities, and we at Trekk are proud to be at the forefront of this movement with our sustainable mobility solutions.” He mentioned.

The CEO further elaborated that the positive reception Trekk received in the North-Central region of Nigeria is a clear indication of the impact Trekk is making adding that he is confident that Trekk is on the right track to revolutionize transportation for the better. Conveying his excitement, he highlighted that the company is eager to present Trekk’s products to the staff and students at JOSTUM during the launch of the scooters at the institution.

He further urged more communities to follow the steps of JOSTUM in promoting sustainable transportation. “We're hopeful that more communities in the region will follow suit. As a company, we remain committed to delivering enjoyable, accessible, and affordable mobility solutions to everyone, and we're determined to exceed the expectations of JOSTUM University and all our partners. "We're grateful for the trust placed in us, and we're confident that together, we can create a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future.” He asserted.

Similarly, Victor Ugwu, from the Community Expansion & Sales Team at Trekk, affirmed that the scooters will help with the transportation needs of the school as it was observed that the demand for mobility systems by students outweighs the availability. He further stated that since Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi (JOSTUM), which was formerly known as the Federal University of Agriculture, Markurdi now has other courses of study, that means more students are going to be enrolled in the school and the availability of Trekk Scooters would help balance the transportation shortage in the institution.

Trekk which is Africa's first electric scooter-sharing platform has over 10 partnered communities and more partnerships in the pipeline. The partnered communities include Lagos State University (LASU), Pan-Atlantic University (PAU), Redeemer’s University Ede, Federal University Lokoja, Nasarawa State University Keffi, and Federal University of Technology Akure amongst others.