With the declaration of the 2018 budget, it shows that there is a lot on the mind of the government on what they need to attend to, and all these are very important. However, job creation is very needed at this point in time and would redefine, reposition and rejuvenate the state of the economy. The state of the economy seems to be a bit harsh, and it’s obvious that many average nigerians are out of jobs because many private enterprises are scaling down their workforce or either closing down all because of the condition of the economy.
DriversNG is a Transport-tech Startup that focuses on using technologies to provide professionally trained and verified drivers and transport facilities for companies and individuals on demand. The use of technology for recommending smart, professional and reliable drivers ondemand is amazing and exciting. This method has been addressing the problems of many individuals and companies making use of Drivers Ng services. Drivers Ng has started envisaging itself has a long term and sustainable tool that can be used by the government to achieve its desire in cutting down unemployment in the country. According to a statistics by National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) unemployment rate has jumped up by 14.2% as at june,2017 as against the last quarter of 2016, where it was 13.9%. DriversNG is ready to commit itself in becoming a tool for the government to use in curbing the increase and menace of unemployment by making available some of its service outlet to both federal and state government parastatals, bodies and agencies at any level. This can only take place by partnership or memorandum of understanding between the government and DriversNg.
Drivers Ng believes with government including its participation in the job creation process it can go a long way to reduce unemployment crisis drastically. There are various cost effective and efficient product channels offered by Drivers Ng that the government can look into engaging, in taking a bold step at reducing unemployment. Below are the cost effective channels that the government could maximize.
Short term driving jobs: The short term driver’s service is a service that requires the engagement of professionally trained, vetted and smart driver on a temporary basis. This can easily be explored by government agencies and parastatals. It is even more interesting to know that from discoveries and research most times government bodies usually need more aid and extra hands in their marketing, sales and operations segments. In other examples many government parastatals and agencies usually need professional drivers for short term services to take officials to/from airports, meetings, appointments, and other official duties, business travel to/from locations throughout Nigeria and surrounding countries. It is also encouraging to note that many government agencies and parastatals have become so engaged with items and goods, that they find the need to deliver or transfer it from one place to another while some others deals with collection of mail and documents. Hence, temporary drivers only makes sense for the government to engage at a cost efficient level to complete or these task without becoming any financial burden to them. If government chooses to embrace this method of employment, a lot of average nigerians could be lifted above the poverty level they have found themselves battling with in this harsh economic condition.
Reformation of the ‘Danfo system’ AKA ‘Yellow buses’ in Nigeria: The reformation plan is a vision that has been set by Drivers Ng in 2016, to ensure the restructuring of public transportation in Nigeria. The overall aim of this vision is to see all major cities in Nigeria enjoy smart, convenient and comfortable transport by reason of having top notch, educated, trained, well mannered and cultured drivers on steering leading people and goods to their various destinations. This is what Drivers Ng has tirelessly worked on, all day and all night and at last we are here.With over 5, 000 verified drivers ready to take over, there is even more room to increase the number of verified drivers to serve the lurk and cranny of the nation ten times. Even the executive governor of Lagos state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has declared a Bus Reform Initiative Program to the Lagos populace on how he wants the public transportation system in lagos state to become smarter, convenient and secured. Hence the Executive governor perhaps saw our vision declared somewhere on the web and decided to declare to the lagos people in other to engage DriversNg services, however, he stated that “His government has decided that the best thing is to allow the yellow buses go and so that the Bus Reform Initiative can take over, the initiative itself is a three year plan of 2017 to 2019 in which it intends to bring in new buses of 5000 units in the three year plan” Therefore, it would be the smartest thing for the Lagos state and federal government to engage vetted, reliable and trained professional drivers to occupy these Bus reform Initiative, this in itself would reduce unemployment.
In conclusion, it would interest the government to note that Drivers Nigeria is a technological startup that has been representing the beautiful people of nigeria, within it shores and in the diaspora. We are committed to providing smart drivers and transport for everyone and anyone. We also provide drivers for full term purpose, pay-per-use purpose, ridesharing purpose, interstate travels, tours, Airport/hotel pickups and drop-offs. We believe our solution has being reducing unemployment, but with government and public partnership, the rate of reducing unemployment can hugely increase.