Lafarge Africa Plc has expanded its brand into the transport sub sector with the establishment of Lafarge Driving Institute.
The institute will train 2000 Nigerian truck drivers in the next three years in batches.
Lafarge Africa Director of Logistics, Bruno Hounkpati speaking at the formal launch of the institute in Calabar, said the company has approved N132 million for the project.
“The primary aim of our Driving Institute is to model drivers’ behavior from the onset while equipping them with adequate training for truck driving. The school will ensure skilled drivers with safe driving skills that contribute to safer roads in Nigeria. It will promote professionalism among truck driver sand also create jobs with our third party transport companies,” Hounkpati said.
The driving institute, according to him, will be replicated in two more places, including one in the northern part of the country and in Lagos state.
He explained that graduates from the institute will be absorbed by the company as they graduate through the five months programme per batch.
FRSC Corps Marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi, said the country needs more of such collaboration with private organisations in the efforts at reducing road carnage through such training.
The school is in partnership with Transport Services Limited, a fleet management company, and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).