This is quite shocking because Dangote Group only needed 100 graduate drivers for the graduate executive truck driver position, but they received a large figure of 13,000 applications. This is to tell you that the ugly unemployment stats in Nigeria is getting very bad because out of the 13,000 applications, there were six Ph.D, 704 Masters and over 8,460 Bachelor degree holders.
The Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, speaking during the mentor-ship meeting of the World Bank Youth Forum, said that the company only needed 100 drivers, but received the overwhelming applications. Please click the READ MORE to continue.
According to Dangote:
“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 kilometers, 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.”
Martin Onyilokwu of Media Development Initiative said:
“It is no longer enough to claim that the economy is growing by this or that per cent. The truth of the matter is that Nigeria is not witnessing appreciable development. We have a situation where the living standard of the people is at an all time low as exemplified by insecurity, poverty, unemployment, massive corruption, executive and legislative recklessness. There is a need for government to wake up to its responsibility.”