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Bolt to Employ Nigerians in its Expansion Plan

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CEM REPORT, TRANSPORTATION | Bolt has revealed it is currently in the process of recruiting a Country Manager, Country Sales Manager, and Operations Manager in Nigeria.

This is as the company announced plans to invest €500m in its operations in Nigeria and other African countries.

In a post on the career segment of the company’s website, the ride-hailing company, said it will recruit a total of 326 people across its global operations.

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Bolt on the post noted that it is looking to fill positions across all departments of the company, including Engineering, Business Development, Sales, and Accounting, among others.

Meanwhile, the company has also revealed that it will be investing in its operations in Nigeria and other African countries to the tune of €500m.

In a statement announcing the new investment, Bolt’s CEO Markus Villig, the funds will be used to expand its services on the continent and create opportunities for over 300,000 new drivers and couriers to join its platform in 2023.

“Over the past seven years, we have built a strong team of 500 people in Africa, and we remain committed to investing in local communities for the long term.

“At a time when many countries are facing economic challenges, we will continue to grow our presence in Africa through this new investment, which offers massive potential to create new jobs and income opportunities for drivers and couriers.”

Bolt’s Regional Manager of West and North Africa, Ireoluwa Obatoki, said that since it launched in South Africa in 2016, it has expanded to Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, and Tunisia with over 47 million customers and 900,000 drivers.

“While many companies are scaling back investments given the macroeconomic environment, we recognise the transformational effect platforms like Bolt can have in Africa.

“We operate in markets where there are unique challenges and by continuing to expand our services, we will offer people new opportunities to earn a good living by being a driver, as well as providing millions of customers with a safe, reliable, and affordable way of moving around their city,”

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