GIG Motors Review. Is it Good or bad?
GIG motors are one of the most famous road transport companies in Nigeria, favoured by a lot of people for their unique services and dynamic mode of service. The road transport sector is the spine of this country as it is by far the most popular form of transport for people in this country and with the establishment of so many companies to serve this purpose, you may want to know some reviews about GIG (God Is Good Motors) which is one of the best
The reviews you are about to read is a consolidated review with people’s opinions, my personal experiences, recommendations and features about GIG Motors. The review is divided into Positive Review and Negative Review.
Much the same as flights, you can book your tickets in front of your excursion. They are one of the few if not the only road transport company that practices this. They additionally have an application on play store that you can download to save you the stress of having to surf the internet looking for their site. Booking on the web/ app takes 10 – 20% off your ticket charge.
They have the best and neatest transport terminal in Nigeria. This means a lot considering that most road transport terminals are one of the filthiest and most repulsive of places on streets. GIG motors bus terminal is actually a miniature flight waiting room; they even sometimes give waiting passengers snacks and water.
Their hostesses resemble flight attendants. Pretty young ladies in red outfits, high heels and most of them speak accented English. They additionally report takeoff time like flights.
Their bus drivers are called ‘Captains’. If you ever use this Bus, never call the driver,” Driver” or “Oga”, they won’t answer you, they demand to be called Captain and will only reply if you call them that. They mostly dress like air pilots, well almost all of them.
Buses usually come with functional ACs and window blinds; this is a great step up over all other transport companies. GIG motors boast of having the most buses with functional A C’s, they really know how to cater for passenger’s luxury, they even have functional radios and Television sets in their buses. Something most other transport Companies don’t dream of having not to mention install on every bus.
GIG Motors is the safest road transport company, their buses rarely get involved in accidents, this is because the top sped their drivers are allowed to go is 110km/h, and they are strict about that, so if you want a safe trip, then GIG motors is by far the best compared to all the other speed devils
GIGM use to be my favourite road company once they first began but I’m not so sure now. What I like about them are their reliability and safety but I feel their popularity has gotten to them. The foremost annoying of this is often their policies on lug gages. A traveller is entitled to at least one small-sized box. The staff would say it’s a medium-sized box but take one along and they’ll frustrate your efforts. Their vehicle has no automobile trunk so I don’t see how this is often the fault of a passenger. Their intense AND annoying commitment to useless protocol costs most passengers valuable time as you can’t go on the bus unless you are carrying a particularly tiny box or load. They would rather have you pay for another seat to accommodate your load.
Money must be made. It’s that greed that creates me avoid their transport company during the month of December, believe me, you don’t wish to patronize them at any festive season, believe me, you may end the trip with a lot of tears and regrets. Fares are a minimum of twice higher or higher. In December 2017 for example the cost of transportation from Lagos was 3 times higher. I understand there was a nationwide fuel scarcity but it had been obvious they were deliberately taking advantage of things by changing the transportation rates drastically to use the occasion to their advantage, their price is quite higher than that of other Road transport companies.
I also strongly advise that if you are going on a trip that requires you to get there on time and very fast, please do not use GIG Motors, their insistence on following their “safety” procedure makes the buses trudge on at a very slow pace relative to other buses. I understand it’s for safety but they take it to the extreme sometimes as their buses sometimes move at a snail’s pace.
One more thing, their policies stand only they’re at disadvantage to a customer, for example, they have a rule that passengers that are late are fined but they do not really pay attention to the times when they delay passengers, normally their rule says that passengers that are inconvenienced or delayed because of them will be compensated but like the manifestoes of our politicians, this rule isn’t really adhered to most of the time, GIG Motors has grown over the past few years to become very good at delaying passengers while berating passengers that arrive late.
|From Lagos to|
|Abuja (Utako)||₦10,050 – ₦11,550|
|Delta (Warri)||₦5,450 – ₦8,150|
|Edo (Auchi)||₦6,000 – ₦7,850|
|Rivers (Port Harcourt)||₦8,000 – ₦9,250|
|Abia (Umuahia)||₦7,500 – ₦10,200|
|Abia (Aba)||₦7,500 – ₦9,750|
|Enugu (Enugu)||₦7,750 – ₦8,750|
|Anambra (Awka)||₦8,000 – ₦8,250|
|Imo (Owerri)||₦7,300 – ₦10,250|
|Akwa Ibom (Uyo)||₦8,000 – ₦8,950|
|Kaduna (Kaduna)||₦8,400 – ₦10,250|
|From FCT Abuja to|
|Imo (Owerri)||₦5,400 – ₦9,850|
|Rivers (Port Harcourt)||₦6,300 – ₦7,200|
|Enugu (Enugu)||₦4,500 – ₦7,550|
|Lagos (Festac) or any Lagos location||₦6,300 – ₦10,750|
|Delta (Warri)||₦4,995 – ₦9,750|
|Delta (Asaba)||₦5,400.00 – ₦8,850|
|Anambra (Awka)||₦5,445 – ₦9,450|
|Edo (Auchi) to|
|Lagos (Ajah)||₦5,250 – ₦6,550|
|Lagos (Iyana Ipaja)||₦5,250 – ₦5,750|
|FCT Abuja (Utako)||₦4,750 – ₦5,250|
|From Abia (Umuahia) to|
|Lagos (Iyana Ipaja)||₦6,850 – ₦8,150|
|Edo Benin (Akpakpava)||₦7,500 – ₦8,200|
|From Abia (Aba) to|
|Abia (Aba) to FCT Abuja (Utako)||₦3,900 – ₦4,400|
|Abia (Aba) to Kaduna (Kaduna)||₦7,900|
|From Awka Ibom (Uyo) to|
|FCT Abuja (Utako)||₦5,450|
|From Bayelsa (Yenagoa) to|
|FCT Abuja (Utako)||₦7,050|
After viewing all these reviews I must still say that I recommend them, they are reliable, safe and have good customer loyalty, they are one of my favourite road transport companies.
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Written By: William Nwokoji