A truck ownership scheme, newly introduced by the Dangote Group, is expected to create additional 28,000 jobs. The scheme will empower qualified Nigerians to be become self-employed truck entrepreneurs.
Dangote Group, through its cement subsidiary will provide a minimum of 7000 trucks for eligible Nigerians to become truck officers who will in turn hire drivers and a minimum of two assistants, to drive the trucks and deliver Dangote Cement to its distributors spread across the country.
A statement from the company said; “we have 7,000 trucks to share with intelligent, hardworking and committed individuals with business acumen who would like to deepen their entrepreneurial skills in the transport/haulage business, willing to manage and operate a truck, if necessary by appointing their own driver (who should pass the institutional screening, orientation and training process).
The package, the group said, include total support for the benefiting entrepreneurs, through provision of first class maintenance support, fuel and other resources available at its facilities.
To be qualified for the scheme, Dangote explained that, each applicant must be a professional, who must ensure at all times the availability of his/her truck for loading at the plant level and off-loading at the customer/depot locations, which is to serve with excellence all of our cement customers with our product.
While the would-be entrepreneurs must be a graduate, the truck drivers need not be a graduate and both would work together to ensure the success of the new product delivery strategy.
“To become a bonafide owner of the truck, among other considerations, the truck entrepreneur must have logged a minimum of 400,000 km. On meeting the mileage target, a nominal amount will be paid by the truck entrepreneur and this amount will be provided to the truck driver who would have assisted the truck entrepreneur in meeting this target, the money will represent a discharge payment to the driver.
“Any driver so discharged above can again apply and be engaged to work with another truck entrepreneur”, the Group added.
By this, Dangote said it was up-scaling the quality of its customer service delivery and then take the advantage of this new strategy to create jobs for teeming jobless Nigerian.
Leadership News – culled from http://leadership.ng/business/440579/dangote-creates-28000-new-jobs-with-new-truck-scheme