NASCON Allied Industries, 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.
Mr Anthony Chiejina, the Group Head, Corporate Communications, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos.
Hajiya Fatima Aliko-Dangote, Executive Director, Commercial, NASCON Allied, said the drivers were a critical part of the company’s workforce, and the organisation would continue to celebrate their performance.
She 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.
The NASCON boss disclosed that the annual performance award ceremony was meant to celebrate the driver’s contributions to the success of the company.
“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 the target and even exceed the target.
“We are doing this to recognise them that they matter in our business and we will continue to celebrate them,” she said.
Aliko-Dangote noted that the Company had evolved various incentives to motivate and encourage the drivers to perform well, adding that each driver that met the 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 a gesture was rare in most organisations.
Isaac advised the drivers to keep the flag flying, avoid reckless driving and respect other road users.