By Martin Ekpeke
Workclick , a Lagos based firm that offers professional and domestic onsite services to customers on demand has officially announced its operation in Nigeria with over 5000 workers that will provide various services to Nigerians.
The platform, which matches trained worker-partners to customers via its app-based platform was unveiled to the media in Lagos last week Saturday.
Speaking on the idea behind the platform, Engr. Samuel Ajiboyede, Co-founder of Workclick said the platform will drastically reduce the unemployment rate and ultimately create income for skilled workers in the country.
He describes Workclick as a predefine service with a price tag, where Nigerians can make request to have their work done by any of the company’s worker, who have been screened and trained to meet up the Workclick standard.
He listed the skilled services currently available on their platform to include; Hairdressing, plumbing, dress making, gardening, barbing, painting, mechanic, dentistry, photography, electrician and others.
Ajiboyede who noted that Workclick services is also presently available in the United States of America and Kenya, said that the major aim of the company in Nigeria, is to help the large population of skilled persons in the country make additional income; and also to provide professional services to customers at their utmost convenience through the mobile app.
” We currently have patent for Workclick in US, Kenya and Nigeria. Many countries will certainly come on board in the coming year. Here in Nigeria, we are beginning our service with over 5000 skilled workers who are ready to provide their services on demand through our app. The basic thing we want to achieve through our app is to connect skilled Nigerians with those that need their services.
“We believe that through our services, the unemployment rate in the country will be reduced and even those who already have jobs, will make more income through Workclick. We are simply taking over the marketing aspect for skilled individuals and connecting them to customers in their locations,” he said.
Explaining how the service works, Ajiboyede said” Workclick is an app based platform. Through the app, also known as Workclick, we pool a cluster of highly skilled and well-trained experts ranging from gardeners, barber, tailors, plumbers, DSTV Installers to medical practitioners and connect them to customers who need their services.
“The app is available on PlayStore and on App Store. It comes in two forms; one for the worker and another for the customer.
“Before deploying our workers, we thoroughly screen them and conduct further training for them to meet our standard. Once this is done, they return to their various normal job and locations. The app will subsequently alert them when a customer using the app requests for their service.
“Prices for all available services are already listed on the app and we as a company collect only 20 percent as service charge for every job successfully done. The rest of the money goes to the worker. This is what we are about. Empowering skilled people to make more income while doing their normal businesses.”
Admonishing the workers to be good ambassadors of the Workclick brand, Ajiboyede said that feedbacks from users which is one of the many feature of the Workclick app, will enable the platform to rate and kept track of worker’s performance.