Ecobank Nigeria has
enlisted the services of three fleet management companies to handle its
transport services on Pay As You Go basis for its Lagos operations. The
partnering companies include Uber, AA Rescue, and Car4U.
the new arrangement, the Bank has concessioned its pool car services
and its erstwhile outsourced drivers numbering about 300 are taking
possession of the cars as part of the Bank’s commitment to empower the
drivers. The drivers have also been given the option of either joining
the fleet management companies or utilizing their newly acquired
vehicles as they desire. Relevant Training programmes in partnership
with the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions
Employees (NUBIFIE) have further been organized for all the drivers to
effectively support the transition of the drivers to entrepreneurship.
Bank in line with its commitment to ensuring transparency and fairness,
fully engaged the umbrella Union of the drivers, NUBIFIE, and
negotiated and agreed the foregoing terms.
statement from the Bank explained that the measure will enable the
drivers become entrepreneurs. The drivers have applauded the initiative
of the bank in providing them with cars and enabling them transit from
employees to entrepreneurs. The initiative would also allow experts in
fleet management handle the Bank’s transport operations while the Bank
focuses on core banking.