Thanks to the just concluded governorship elections, Edo State has been thrust into the national spotlight. With movies like Idahosa, Invasion 1897 and the new AM series, Enakhe premièring on the 28th of September 2020, Edo is slowly becoming a place to visit. As tourism in Edo State, picks up, people are inclined to ask about how they can get to or leave the state.
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Situated in Benin, the state’s capital, are lots of transport companies. The transport business here has been vibrant since the ’90s. While some businesses have survived the test of time, others have died a natural death. Below are 4 popular transport companies located in the heartbeat of the nation:
God Is Good Motors
GIGM, as it is popularly known, is the leading road transport company in Edo State. Using technology to drive safety and service, GIGM delivers amazing travel experience for commuters every day. From the comfort of your home, you can book your seat from their website. Their buses have comfortableand have air conditioners. Jet mover buses also have USB ports for each passenger row. Whenever there is a challenge on the road, you can rest assured help is on the way.
GIGM offers both passenger and logistic services across the country. Each terminal has its own contact numbers for enquiries. They also have bus hiring services operational in their bus terminals in the four geopolitical zones in the country.
Phone number: 08139851110
Big Joe Ventures
Big Joe Ventures provides services for inter- and intrastate transport. They have been around since 1989, ensuring high performance, safety, comfort and prompt services. Its headquarters is at Aduwawa Benin City, Ikpoba Okha, Edo.
Big Joe offers transportation, logistics, and bus leasing services. They have bus terminals all over the country and are considered the kings of northern routes.
They have 17 terminals for shuttle services along the following routes: Abuja, Auchi, Benin City, Ekpoma, Jos, Kaduna, Kano, Ughelli, and Warri. Each terminal has its own contact numbers for enquiries.
They do not have a website so bookings have to be done in person.
Address: 49, Benin-Auchi Expressway, Aduwawa (Head office), Benin City, Edo State.
Phone Numbers: 0803-354-9479, 0705-584-5130, & 0803-679-6574.
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This company offers quality transport and logistics services. Its most plied routes are within Southern Nigeria i.e. Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, and Lagos State.
Muyi is known for catering mainly to students travelling within the Niger Delta region. But its passenger services have been hailed as fast and reliable. While it has no website, bookings are done in person at the bus terminal.
Address: 169 Uselu Lagos Road, (Head Office), Benin City, Edo State.
Phone Number: 0902 616 1161
Established in 1996, Faith Motors is a renowned transport company with its headquarters in Benin City. They have no online presence so booking has to be done at their terminal.
Their coaster buses are best preferred for being spacious and comfortable. They are also known for having fair affordable prices for their bus fares. Though their logistics services cover the country, their most plied passenger routes are to Eastern Nigeria.
Phone Numbers: 2348064099501& 08071591479
There are a lot more popular transport companies clustered in Benin City. These include Iyare Motors, Edo City Transport, Bob Izua Motors, Greener Line, Efex, Edobor Transport Line and Edegbe. No matter where you are at, there is a transport company to take you to and fro Edo.
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