Dangote Group’s new scheme set to generate 28 000 jobs

17 June 2015

A truck ownership scheme, newly introduced by the Dangote Group, is expected to create 28,000 jobs and empower qualified Nigerians to be become self-employed truck entrepreneurs.

Dangote Group, through its cement subsidiary, will provide 7,000 trucks for eligible Nigerians to become truck officers who will in turn hire drivers and two assistants, to drive the trucks and deliver Dangote Cement to distributors country-wide.

The package included total support for the benefiting entrepreneurs, through provision of maintenance support, fuel and other resources.

To qualify for the scheme, 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.

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.

Dangote noted that it is up-scaling the quality of its customer service delivery and then take the advantage of this new strategy to create jobs for jobless Nigerians.


Read the latest issue

Latest Issue