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trafficThe traffic situation in Lagos,Nigeria is one social problem that affects every aspect of life in this densely populated city.To help solve this,Traffic.com.ng a traffic monitoring application developed by Nigerian technology innovator to address the traffic situation in the country. The product was featured at the recently concluded Mobile Web West Africa held at Eko Hotels and Suites and was awarded best application amongst other solutions presented.

sherrif shittuSpeaking at the launch, Sheriff Shittu O. the innovator of the product said “Our goal is to use technology to solve social problem! We’ve seen how mobile phone for instance has transformed the Nigerian economic landscape, so we thought further on other common problems that can effectively be fixed with everyday technology. We believe it will help improve productivity and uplift the state.”

Traffic.com.ng is a complete solution using Web, Mobile Web, SMS and mobile application to aggregate and broadcast traffic situation across Nigeria. First we focus on Lagos State, we hopes to expand to other parts of the country. It currently covers over 150 roads in Lagos.

The solution was developed with focus on everyday road users in Lagos state. It enables people who do not have internet access to report or request traffic situation in any given area of the state.

To Report Traffic

Text sms with Keyword “Traffic” to 07026702053

Example: Traffic status ojota slow

or

Traffic status ojota to ketu slow

To Request Traffic

Text sms with Keyword “Traffic” to 07026702053

Example: Traffic report ojota

or

Traffic report ojota to ketu

For those who uses internet enabled phone, they can simply access the site through the address: www.traffic.com.ng it will automatically detect that they are browsing on mobile and present mobile version of the website. The web version allows users to view traffic information from the comfort of their PC.

Traffic requests are absolutely free!

To check out how it works kindly visit: www.traffic.com.ng

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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