OPay launched a transportation service called “OBus” in Lagos. A bus hailing service created for the purpose of branching out their pre-existing products and diversifying their platform. This isn’t too dissimilar to the OTrike Service launched in Aba and Kano, the difference is OTrike was based around motorized tricycles or ‘kekes’ as it’s locally known.
OBus is linked with the Opay App which will receive a new update to accommodate it. OBus trip payments will be made using an OBus Card. It is a QR-enabled card that comes in different denominations — a minimum of ₦200 and maximum of ₦2000. Cards are purchased from OPay agents at different designated bus stops.
To make payment, cards are placed over a sensor reader inside the bus. The sensor then reads the ticket bar code which was generated through the mobile app before the trip and withdrawal will be made immediately. An OBus Card can be used for multiple trips until the credit is exhausted. Alternatively, payments can also be made through the OPay wallet, as with other OPay services.