NASCON Allied Industries, a subsidiary of Dangote Group, said it would continue to honour its workers just as it rewarded its truck drivers for meeting product delivery target and driving accident-free in 2018.
The Executive Director, Commercial, Hajiya Fatima Aliko Dangote, who presented various gifts to the drivers during the annual performance award ceremony,said that the business transactions of the organisation with its customers was incomplete until the final delivery of products to the right destination was made possible only by the truck drivers.
She also added that :
“No serious organisation would take its drivers for granted. Our drivers are the most important in the distribution chain”
“They take a lot of risks while striving to deliver products and meet target and even exceed target”
“We are doing this to recognise them that they matter in our business and we will continue to celebrate them”
She also noted that the Company had evolved various incentives to motivate and encourage the drivers to perform well, adding that each driver that met delivery target and recorded zero accident collected N50,000 every quarter.
She urged the drivers and the entire workforce not to rest on their oars but strive to exceed 2018 performance, promising them that the company would always live up to expectation by rewarding their hard work.
The Fleet Admin Manager, Mrs Augustia Odega, explained that five drivers were adjudged best performing truck drivers for the year 2018, and all of them had automatically become NASCON brand ambassadors.
In his remark, Corps Commander Akporowho Isaac, who represented the Lagos Zonal Commander of the FRSC, lauded Dangote for rewarding his drivers, saying such gesture was rare in most organisations.
Isaac advised the drivers to keep the flag flying, avoid reckless driving and respect other road users.
“Some truck drivers are terrorists, they see other road users as stupid and have to be sent out of the road by driving recklessly. This is not good and I am sure you are not one of those drivers that is why your management is rewarding you. Just keep it up”