Gokada Expresses Shock over Founder’s Death

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By Adedapo Adesanya

Gokada has expressed sadness over the loss of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Fahim Saleh, as reported earlier today.

Business Post had reported on Wednesday morning that the 33-year-old founder of the bike-hailing company was gruesomely murdered on Tuesday in his New York apartment.

In the statement issued on the murder, Gokada noted described the deceased as a great leader, inspiration and positive light the firm.

“We are deeply saddened to inform you about the sudden and tragic loss of our founder and CEO, Fahim Saleh. Fahim was a great leader, inspiration and positive light for all of us.

“Our hearts go out to his friends, family and all those feeling the pain and heartbreak we are currently experiencing, here at Gokada.

“Fahim’s vision and belief in us will be with us forever, and we will miss him dearly. Thank you for understanding as we get through this,” the statement said.

The tech startup, which has since diverted into the logistics business after a ban of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in 15 local council development areas in Lagos earlier this year, said Mr Saleh’s death will leave a vacuum, adding that the next step in terms of leadership will be communicated later.

Gokada stated that, “All updates and changes will be communicated with you, as it unfolds. Forever in our hearts.”

Asides his Nigerian business, the businessman also co-founded another ride-hailing service, Pathao, in his native Bangladesh and recently invested in Colombia’s largest motorcycle ride-sharing company, Picap.

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