Author Topic: Which Way Naija? Dangote Executive Truck Driver Scheme  (Read 412 times)


Six PHD holders and 704 masters degree holders were among the 13,000 graduates who applied to work as drivers in the newly launched Graduate Executive Truck Driver Scheme, organized by Dangote Group of companies...

This is in addition to the 8,460 Bachelors degree graduates that also applied. Ironically, the Group only required 100 applicants...

According to Aliko Dangote, most of the applicants were from reputable universities and had theneeded quality.

He said: “All these things are verifiable, and they all graduated from reputable institutions which is satisfactory; and our plan is to eventually make them self dependent.

“Despite the fact that the drivers get trip allowances on each trip along with their salaries, the arrangement is that they will own the trucks at no interests or repayments after they must have reached 300,000 kilometres, which is about 140 trips from Lagos to Kano and a hard working driver can complete in two years, while lazy ones can take maximum of four years..

Are you surprised at this? What does this say about the future of graduates in the country?