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Friday 14 June 2024

Bolt Hosts Second Edition of 'Driver's Football League' to Promote Unity and Inclusion


Bolt, a leading ride-hailing platform, further solidified its bond with driver-partners by hosting the second edition of its 'Bolt Driver's Football League' in Lagos on Wednesday, June 12th.

The tournament, themed “Fostering Unity and Inclusion”, aimed to strengthen the relationship between Bolt and its driver-partners. This event highlighted Bolt’s dedication to the well-being of its drivers, acknowledging their crucial role in the ride-hailing ecosystem.

Organized in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, OneHealth by AXA, Oraimo, and Mycovergenius, the event was a notable success.

Driver-partners from various parts of Lagos enthusiastically participated in the mini-football tournament. The event featured knockout matches between four teams formed by the drivers, showcasing their athletic skills in a spirit of camaraderie and healthy competition.

Beyond the football matches, the event provided a safe and enjoyable environment for the children and families of the drivers. They celebrated the Democracy Day holiday with games, activities, and entertainment, making it a memorable day for all attendees.

Giving the opening remarks, the Director of Public Transport and Commuter Services (PTCS), Engr. Olusoji Adebayo said, “I would like to thank Bolt for organising this brilliant initiative. It is indeed an opportunity for Bolt drivers to meet and relate with transport regulators in an atmosphere that encourages cohesion and exchange of ideas, challenges and solutions that is peculiar to Bolt drivers in Lagos State. I hereby express my sincere appreciation for the efforts of the Bolt team for organising this event which is important to portray and ensure an attitude of excellence and professionalism among the e-hailing operators in Lagos State.”

Speaking at the event, Yahaya Mohammed, Bolt’s Country Manager said, “We believe in fostering a strong sense of community and building meaningful relationships with our drivers. Through initiatives like this, we are not just a ride-hailing platform; we are a supportive and vibrant community that values the contributions of our drivers. Together, we are driving towards a future of excellence in service and driver empowerment. I am thrilled to witness the incredible comradeship and passion displayed by our drivers today. This event exemplifies Bolt’s unwavering commitment to driver engagement and satisfaction”

Weyinmi Aghadiuno, Acting Head of Regulatory & Policy Africa at Bolt, expressed enthusiasm about the event, saying, “We are thrilled to host this novelty football competition as a way to bring our driver community together in a spirit of unity and inclusion. Our drivers are the backbone of our service, and this event is our way of showing appreciation for their hard work and dedication. By creating opportunities for our drivers and their families to connect and engage in a fun, relaxed setting, we aim to strengthen the bonds within our community and celebrate the diversity that makes us stronger.”

The event concluded with the presentation of medals and trophies to the top three teams, along with outstanding prizes for participants. The winning team received a cash prize of N500,000 plus an additional N200,000 from the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation. The runner-up team was awarded N350,000 plus an additional N150,000 from Oraimo, while the third-place team received N250,000. In total, the cash prizes amounted to 1.3 million naira. Additionally, exciting prizes were won by female drivers and other attendees during the raffle draw.

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