Probably inspired by the incessant fuel queues that usually plague the country and our filling stations, a young Nigerian Subomi Owo-Odusi, has developed a fuel App called “FueledUp” which will deliver fuel straight on demand to consumers.
The 23-Year-old Subomi has literally taken the Nigerian fuel crisis into his own hands, saying this will take away a lot of the pain, pressure and stress off people waiting for hours at filling stations in Lagos.
The young entrepreneur, who was featured on CNN, says the fuel app is due to be launched at the end of May, adding that a lot of people are keen to see how this works.
Working in a fuel distribution company for the past two years, the enthusiastic Owo-Odusi said the idea came to him from his experiences of life in Lagos, since he understand the stress that people living in the city have.
Owo-Odusi explains how the FueledUp app works, saying when downloaded, it will enable users touch a “Get FueledUp” button, which shows the price per liter. Then, the user enters how much fuel they need, vehicle information and choose a delivery time frame.
There are three tiers: Priority which delivers in 30 minutes to an hour, Expectant which promises delivery in 30 minutes to two hours, and Flexible which has a three hour guarantee as delivering on time, in traffic-laden Lagos, is the major priority.
Receipts will be sent and messages will alert users once their fuel is delivered. The fee for such a service will be the cost of the fuel plus a small fee for the delivery. The fees are still being determined, but Owo-Odusi said a high volume business will help keep the costs low for customers.
Subomi Owo-Odusi hopes to help Nigeria’s fuel shortage through this noble invention. He is optimistic his background and contacts at depots in Lagos will ensure his company gets the fuel they need.
Undeterred, he said this vision is past Lagos and his network on social media is also helping get the word out about his upcoming launch. Though the fuel app has yet to launch, Owo-Odusi is ready to expand.