Thursday 14 February 2013


Dangote Graduate Recruitment produces 100 Graduate Drivers

After three months of intensive training at the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology, Zaria, the first batch of the 2,000 Dangote graduate drivers have completed their programme. The Advert was advertised on the honigerianjobs website and National Dailies
The graduates who were issued with certificates and automatic employment into the Dangote Group of companies were very excited during the ceremony which took place last Friday at the NITT Zaria, Kaduna State.

A statement from Dangote Group said that the Director General the institute, Alhaji Aminu Musa Yusuf, said the Graduate Driver scheme is the first of its kind in Nigeria.
He said of the 100 shortlisted, 96 were able to make it to the end of the programme,adding that the programme was delivered in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and Federal Vehicle Inspection Office (FVIO).

He said the ‘super’ drivers have the advantage of becoming members of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, which is the lead professional body for the regulation of logistics and transport practice worldwide.
Group Chief Human Resource Officer, Dangote Group, Mr. Paramjit Pabby said the graduates were selected through a rigorous process.

He said the aim was to make Nigerians safe on the road, adding that “as graduate drivers, you are expected to run our newly formed super fleet with a professional touch, putting into practice all that you have been taught here.”
He said a female driver is among the graduates and that six other ladies will join her in the next batch.
“The scheme also envisages a competitive salary made up fixed basic salary plus incentive based on trips and safe driving. Based on conditions, the drivers will have the opportunity to own trucks in the future,” he said.
In her speech Nigeria’s first female commercial pilot and rector of the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology, Captain Chinyere Kalu, said the training programme was part of Dangote’s Corporate social responsibility scheme and a response to road safety which poses threat to peoples’ lives and businesses.
[Via Daily Trust]

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