CHIEF Operations Officer (COO), Mr. Taxi, Austin Nnaemeka, has debunked claims by popular Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke who announced himself on social media as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the transportation company.
In a press briefing held in Awka, Anambra State, Mr. Nnaemeka, a Nollywood film director noted that Jim Iyke was initially a brand ambassador till he started claiming to be CEO of Mr. Taxi. “We had Jim Iyke as a brand ambassador just like we have Rachael Okonkwo (present at the briefing) and all of a sudden he went on Instagram to put up a post where he claimed to be CEO of the company. That is false. I am the COO of Mr. Taxi, the whole concept of Mr. Taxi came from me, I am the brain behind it.” He added that when he conceived idea of Mr. Taxi as a means of alleviating sufferings of ndi Anambra as a result of the recent ban on Okada in the state and due to lack of funds, he had to bring in an investor who is the CEO.
Mr. Nnaemeka noted that Jim Iyke was called to order and he put down the post only to post it again recently. When asked if Mr. Taxi has taken any legal action, he noted that no such action has been taken in the interest of peace.
Speaking also, the CEO, Ukadike Kelechi said Jim Iyke has no stake whatsoever in the company adding that he has since ceased to be the company’s brand ambassador.
On his part, the company’s legal adviser, Moses Itie said if Jim Iyke fails to take down the post, the company will have no choice but take legal action against him.
“I am the legal adviser to Mr. Taxi, I registered the company at the Corporate Affairs Commission and Jim Iyke is in no way mentioned as part of the company or its Directors and if he continues with his claims, then the company will take legal action against him.” He concluded.
Mr. Taxi is a transport mobile Apps available on all mobile Apps stores. According to Mr. Nnaemeka, Mr. Taxi was necessitated when he visited Awka and saw people trekking in harsh weather conditions and when he inquired, he was told it is as a result on ban of commercial motorcycles. According to him, Mr. Taxi will ease the transportation problem of ndi Anambra as its services are cheap and comes with many features including security for both driver and passenger. He said the company is set to generate over 500,000 jobs for Anambra youths as there are openings for people who wish to drive but do not have cars of their own.
Other features includes, booking a ride for a third party, connected to Google map, approximate time to your destination, among others.
Mr. Taxi has offices in Asaba, Onitsha, with its headquarters in Awka.