On Friday 17 November 2017, Nigerian startup Install.com.ng launched its on-demand electrician service. The newly launched service, which could be loosely described as an Uber for electricians, looks to offer easy access to installation and repair services as well as six-months warranty to all clients who take advantage of the platform.
The service began signing up electricians as of the beginning of November, and Install.com.ng revealed that the startup has already signed up over 100 electricians specialising in a variety of jobs, and has already begun taking requests.
Co-founder Gentle Agoh is an electrical engineer who noticed the low rate of technology adoption in Nigeria and saw a need to connect electricians with customers in a more efficient way.
“It has been both interesting and challenging as we have to deal with ensuring we create the product our customers will love, and also get more clients. We are currently serving Lagos State residents and companies, with plans to move to other major key states in Nigeria next year,” said Agoh.
Install.com.ng charges a commission for using the service, and is currently bootstrapped.