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Transport Companies In Anambra And Their Routes

Anambra State is one of the with motorable road networks at least when compared with its sister-states in the Southeast. But it is the commercial nature of the state and the gateway status of Onitsha that make Anambra State the transportation hub of the entire eastern region which includes a large chunk of South-south states. Here are some of the transport companies that make moving intra- state and inter-state in Anambra in no particular order of significance or chronology.

Transport Company of Anambra State (TRACAS)

The Anambra State-owned transport company – Tracas positioned itself to be the most serene & safe transportation company in the state that transcends across regional borders in the movement of people, goods, and services at an affordable rate. It provides Charter service, Round trip services, Hotel/Airport pickup, and Haulage. 

It has the following routes: Anambra (Nnewi, Ekwulobia, Awka, Onitsha main and north, Otuocha, Awkuzu, Oko, Uli, Amawbia), Enugu, Imo, Aba, Umuahia, Ebonyi, and Lagos(Festac, Cele, Ejibo). It is owned and managed by the Anambra State government. 

GUO Transport

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GUO is one of the famous transport companies in Anambra. It is one of the earliest commuters to and from Lagos in the late 80s. It was founded in 1980 as a division of G. U. Okeke & Sons Ltd.

To date it is a household name in the transportation industry and one of the largest providers of intercity and interstate transportation, serving more than 200 destinations across Nigeria and West Africa with a modern, environmentally-friendly fleet.

One of its perks is a value-priced same-day and early-next-day haulage and package delivery to numerous destinations in Nigeria.

Abia, Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Enugu, FCT, Gombe, Imo, KAduna, Kano, Lagos, Plateau, Rivers, Delta, Taraba, Cross River are its prominent locations.

ABC Transport

This was one of the transport companies in Anambra and in the Southeast to embrace branding which was called “Packaging” in the early days. It introduced 3 people to a seat, professional drivers, light refreshments, healthy flashy cars on the roads. 

ABC Transport Plc commenced operation in road passenger transportation on February 13, 1993, as an off-shoot of Rapido Ventures with a view to running a modern road transportation system in Nigeria.

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The operations within and outside Nigeria are carried out in ultra-modern terminals, with comfortable lounges in various cities like Lagos (Jibowu & Amuwo-Odofin), Aba, Owerri, Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Awka, Onitsha, Umuahia, Jos, Mbaise, Bolade, and Accra (Ghana).

Okeyson

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Okeyson is one of the transport companies in Anambra on this list that is experiencing severe mismanagement. Its management invests heavily in air-conditioned vehicles but the foul attitude of their drivers would easily put a customer off.  

Owned by Okechukwu Anthony this business has stayed on for over a decade with terminals in different parts of the country like Awka, Lagos (Ikeja, Jibowu), and Port Harcourt. 

Asides from its drivers, it is a very comfortable ride and it is the last hope of travellers who are running late from Lagos to the east. It has a “Lifesaving” 11 am bus at Jibowu. 

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GIGM

The recently rebranded GIGM is the leading transportation company in Nigeria. GIGM is the most technologically driven road transport company in Nigeria.

With its headquarters in Benin-City Edo state, GIGM has a reputation of excellence since it commenced operation in 1998. It is indeed a trailblazer.

The company introduced the most effective online booking, bus services so efficient it is almost like flying an airplane. For GIGM, the customer is king and has to be treated as one. 

It recently changed its identity from God is Good motors to GIGM.com, this was done at the commissioning of its ultra-modern Bus terminal at Jibowu Lagos state. The GIGM bus terminal in Jibowu is named the best bus terminal in West Africa.

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Its terminals are Aba, Umuahia, Abuja (Maraba, Zuba, Kubwa, Utako), Uyo, Awka, Bayelsa, Edo (Benini, Benin-Akpakpava, Benin head office Uselu, Ekpoma), Delta (Asaba, Warri), Enugu (Enugu, Nsukka), Imo, Lagos (Ajah, Lekki pick up/ booking centre, Festac, Ikotun, Iyana-Ipaja, Jibowu, Old Ojo, Volkswagen Bus stop, Yaba, Akowonjo, Cele), Kaduna (Kaduna terminal and Kaduna South terminal, Rivers and Jos.

Imo Transport Company (ITC)

Imo Transport Company is a state-owned transport company that spreads its tentacles quite wide. It is a state-owned transport company with routes in Portharcourt Rivers state, Imo state, Lagos, Enugu, Calabar, Abuja, Ibadan, Awka, Benin.

Onitsha South Mass Transit

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With its headquarters in Onitsha Anambra state, you are likely to see this blue and white bus in many parts of Nigeria. Its buses have editions like Onitsha south plus, Onitsha south sprinter, Onitsha south mayor edition, Onitsha south majestic, Onitsha south governor’s edition, Onitsha south senator’s edition, First Upper edition, Super executive edition, Ezege edition.

It has routes in major cities in the southeast like Awka, Onitsha, Enugu, Abakaliki, and Owerri. 

Peace Mass Transit (PMT)

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For over 20 years Peace Mass Transit (PMT) has been providing professional safe intercity/interstate transportation services to travelers from Enugu to nearly all parts of Nigeria.

They also provide comfortable rides at a lower cost than most of their counterparts. Whenever at crossroads not knowing where to find a good transport company, the first option is usually PMT because it has coverage in more states of the country. 

Asides from being a go-to for travelling, it is also a mass employer of labor. Its tactics of commissioning drivers have fed over 10,000 mouths. It has over 4,000 fleet of vehicles, which is the largest fleet in Nigeria.

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Its owner, Chief Maduka Onyishi an Enugu indigene of Nsukka origin reserves a percentage quota on his employment sheet for Enugu indigenes in all his branches across the country. 

Eastern mass

Eastern Mass Transit Company Ltd is a private owned transport company limited that was first initiated as sale of Motor Vehicle, Motorcycles and other Automobiles in 1997. This transport company is known for its inter-Anambra travels especially Nnewi to Awka and Nnewi to Enugu. Its terminal in Nnewi is it’s headquarters and links to its 2 terminals in Awka. Eastern mass has 2 routes- Nnewi to Awka

Orizu motors

Owned and managed by the Chiedu Orizu of the Nwafor Orizu family. Orizu motors is a transport company of Nnewi origin. It moves from Nnewi to Lagos and Abuja everyday. Commuters say it is a user-friendly transport system.

Star Sunny

Star sunny motors is a new entrant into the transportation sector in Anambra, it is one of the transport companies in Anambra that its growth was exponential.

With headquarters in Onitsha upper Iweka, it has connecting routes and terminals in Enugu and Aroma junction Awka. Its 14 seater Hiace bus has Highly qualified expert drivers, well maintained fleet, prompt service and time consciousness, affordable rates, one stop service for all travel  needs.

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Ekwulobia Urban Mass

Ekwulobia Urban Mass is of Ekwulobia origin and links commuters from one part of Anambra to Ekwulobia. It has its parks in Nnewi, Awka, Ekwulobia, Onitsha. 

Ekenedilichukwu Transport Company

Founded in 1955, Ekenedilichukwu set the pace for the transport system widely used in the country today. With the advent of transportation by road through vehicles,  Ekenedilichukwu went into partnership with Leventis motors to purchase its vehicles on hire. He further created terminals to distinguish it from the chaotic motor parks at the time.

As the business grew, he diversified to buy Mercedes Benz’s luxurious cars, known today as luxurious buses. This has been adopted by many today. He put a new face to the transportation business that outlived his name

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The owner of Ekenedilichukwu transport company is Chief Augustine Ilodibe. The transport had over 500 fleets, operating Abuja, Kaduna, Yaba, Lagos, Onitsha, Owerri, Enugu, and Port Harcourt.

Chisco Transport Company

Chisco is an outstanding brand in the transport & logistics sphere with remarkable visibility across Nigeria and the west coast of Africa (Togo, Accra, Ghana, Abidjan etc). It is one of the oldest on this list.

Its terminals are in Abia (Aba, Umuahia), Abuja(Maraba, Nyanya, Utako) Anambra (Amichi, Nnewi, Onitsha), Lagos (Alaba,Alafia, Empire,Ikeja, Ikotun, Onyigbo, Iponri, Lekki,Jibowu, Magodo, Maza Maza, Surulere) Enugu, Imo(Orlu, Owerri), Rivers (Portharcourt), AkwaIbom (Uyo). 

E-Ekeson Transport Company

E.Ekesons & Bros. Nig Ltd, is a bus transportation service operating in Anambra state  according to accepted international standards of road transportation. It takes pride that its services are specially designed for distinguished travellers who would otherwise use air service. 

It has its head office at 31 Ikorodu Road Jibowu, Yaba, Lagos state. Its routes are sadly, undocumented.

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