Bolt to support Nigerian female drivers with €2.5m

Are you a Nigerian female driver who uses the Bolt app?

Or are you interested in using the app to earn more income?

Well, Here is some good news!

Bolt has announced a €2.5 million pledge to empower more women to drive with it and other ride-hailing platforms.

Through its program tagged: “Women at the Wheel,” Bolt said it wants to address the under-representation of women in the mobility sector, and to help women access the additional earning opportunities provided by working as a driver on a ride-hailing platform.

Yahaya Mohammed, Country Manager, Bolt Rides, said that in Nigeria, Bolt had continued to champion women empowerment in the ride-hailing industry.

As a business, we value all our drivers and recognise that they play an integral role in the continued growth of our brand, and we do not take their commitment and efforts for granted,” he said.

“Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls (UN SDG 5) is a key pillar of our work.

We at Bolt believe that we have an opportunity to contribute to bridging the gender gap by allowing women to be self-employed in the digital e-hailing space,” Mohammed said.

He said that through the “Women at the Wheel” campaign, Bolt would continue offering more women in Nigeria, viable economic opportunities to empower themselves.

Mohammed added that it would also advance the growth of the industry in the market.