FRANk Nneji

Written by James Okere

FRANk Nneji; whose entrepreneurial foresight, diligence and hard work contributed extensively to the changing face of transport business sector in Nigeria and beyond.

Mr. Frank Nneji will be better known as Mr. A.B.C. Transport. He is the man who revolutionized the transport sector in Nigeria. He hails from Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, Eastern Nigeria. Mr. Nneji graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Eastern Nigeria with a B.Sc (Hons.) Degree in Zoology.

Before Nneji’s entry into the industry, the transport sector was without style and touch. His little experience with the transport sector, was when he served as the Director of Transport of the Student Union Government of University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Realizing that the man with the vision to recognize opportunity and the promptness of decision necessary to embrace it will get ahead, he therefore reflected in this line of business and introduced skillful management. His strategy brought comfort and elegance to users of ABC luxury buses. Commuters were made centre point of his business. They were entertained, and provided with accident insurance schemes.

In addition, he introduced uniformed driving crew, organized ticketing units, on-line booking, vehicle tracking system, modern terminal, customer reward programmes etc.

In fact every traveller with ABC Transport “feels at the end of each journey he travelled” with an aircraft, and hence feeling a sense of satisfaction.

As a trail blazer in transport business, he succeeded in setting up an enviable transportation system which today has become the pride of all and launching pad for both prospective and transport operators in Nigeria. Thus his impact in transport business became emulated by other transport organizations in Nigeria. He came this far highly determined step by step.

In addition, through his industry, Mr. Nneji got ABC Transport listed in the Road Transportation sector of Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the first of it’s kind in Nigeria.

Mr. Frank Nneji, a Zoologist regarded his university education as enlightenment for self discovery, added with his vision, faith and enthusiasm has recorded himself in the annals of business in general.

In view of his contributions, the Federal Government of Nigeria conferred on him the award of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) in 2005. In addition, in year 2012, Mr. Frank Nneji was conferred with a Keyman award of The Most Outstanding Organized Entrepreneur in the Transport Industry, by the Enugu (in Eastern Nigeria) Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture.

Further to his achievement in the auto industry, in April 2013, he was honoured as Pillar of Nigeria’s Auto Industry in a forum in Lagos tagged- An Evening with Gov. Babatunde Raji Fashola (Governor of Lagos State, Western Nigeria). The event was organized by The Lagos State Transport Ministry and Beach- House Ventures Limited (publishers of On- Wheels Motoring Magazine).

Frank is indeed an accomplished entrepreneur worthy of emulation.

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