GIG Logistics

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GIG Logistics
Privately held company
FounderChidi Ajaere
HeadquartersLagos, Nigeria
Key people
Chidi Ajaere (Chairman)
  • E-commerce logistics
  • social commerce logistics
  • mobile commerce logistics
Number of employees

GIG Logistics (GIGL) is a courier and logistics services company headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. Incorporated in 2012, it is a subsidiary of the GIG Group, an intelligence and technology management company based in Nigeria. The company has service centres in Nigeria, Ghana and the United States of America.[1][2]

GIGL's services and products include courier services, mobile, social and e-commerce logistics, delivery services, on-board courier services, imports, packaging, mailroom management, and relocation services.[3][4]


GIG Logistics was founded by tech entrepreneur Chidi Ajaere, who is also the chief executive officer (CEO) of GIG Mobility, a distinct company with its own assets and separate operations.[5][6][7] In 2014, GIGL incorporated technology to track all ground shipments electronically. In 2017, GIGL opened its office in Houston, Texas and expanded to Ghana in 2019.[8]

In 2019, GIGL launched GIGGo, an on-demand delivery app that allows its customers request pickup and delivery of items without visiting a service centre.[9][10]


In partnership with Aim Higher Africa, GIGL launched a "Back-2-School Giveaway" in 2019, where school backpacks filled with school supplies are given to children residing in low-income communities in Ghana.[11]

Following the ban of motorcycle taxis in parts of Lagos, Nigeria in January 2020, motorcycle taxi-hailing companies entered into discussions with GIGL in a bid to convert their motorcycles into dispatch vehicles under the company.[12]

In 2020, Jet Motor Company, an African automobile manufacturer announced that it entered a partnership with GIGL that would see the GIGL's service centres in Nigeria serve as charging stations for electric vehicles, while GIGL adds a number of Jet Motor's electric vehicles to its fleet.[13][14]

Due to a COVID-19 lockdown imposed in Lagos in April 2020, GIGL partnered with Pistis Foundation to deliver food to the need around the city.


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  2. Awosanya, Yinka (16 October 2019). "Why GIGL is launching a digital hub close to the Lagos seaport and international airport". Techpoint Africa. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  3. Chidozie, Ikeokwu (12 March 2019). "How to use GIG logistics tracking, price list 2020 & all offices in Nigeria". Naijauto. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  4. Alabi, Mosimileoluwa (6 February 2020). "GIG Logistics: Goods Tracking, Terminals, Contacts and Price List 2020". Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  5. "GIG logistics COO spoke to Business Insider SSA about its new application "GIGGO" and how they are changing the logistics ecosystem in Africa leveraging technology". Business Insider. 29 November 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  6. Mátùlúkò, Múyìwá (10 December 2019). "Building the 'SF Express of Africa': GIG Logistics is the African eCommerce giant you don't hear about enough". Techpoint Africa. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  7. Idris, Abubakar (18 May 2020). "Gokada finds new growth in logistics thanks to a previous success story in Bangladesh". TechCabal. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  8. Obioji, Amaka (8 July 2019). "Exciting logistics companies spring up in Lagos". Nairametrics. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  9. Akinpelu, Oluwadamilare (6 November 2019). "GIG Logistics' New GIGGO App Makes Delivery Seamless and Provides Income-Generating Opportunities for Nigerians". Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  10. Olayinka, Wole (6 November 2019). "GIG Logistics's GIGGO app wants to make your life easier". Techcabal. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  11. "GIG Logistics launches Back-2-School Giveaway for poor children in Ghana". Devdiscourse. 5 September 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  12. Baiyewu, Tolulope (18 February 2020). "GIG Logistics Set to Partner ORide on Deliveries". Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  13. Olalekan, Fakoyejo (13 March 2020). "Nigerian automaker raises $9 million despite protest against electric car in Nigeria". Nairametrics. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  14. Mátùlúkò, Múyìwá (12 March 2020). "Backed by $9m research capital, JET Motor Company wants to build 'Tesla of Africa'". Techpoint Africa. Retrieved 14 June 2020.

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