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Is Motorcycle Driving The Way To Curb Unemployment In Nigeria?

Unemployment has been on the rise in Nigeria. Employers are laying off staff at an alarming rate due to the prevalent economic situation of the country and are blaming the Nigerian government for failing to provide basic infrastructure that could largely increase employment generation and the general development of the country.
MAX.NG is a last mile logistics and transportation company with a mission to reduce this gap, and increase empowerment.
“If you walk around the -streets of Lagos you see, a lot of young people walking around with their backpacks on their backs and you ask, where they are going, the reality is that there is also a massive homelessness problem and an inability to make end meets. Chinedu Azodoh Cofounder and CTO at MAX.NG stated this in a recent interview with CNBC Africa.
 

 
Consequently, unemployment has affected every structure of the Nigerian society. It has divided many families, turned many into professional beggars and contributes to the dysfunction of both the education and religious institutions.
It also stands to reason that there is a correlation between unemployed youth in the nation and varied heinous crimes.
In reality no one state is immune from the unemployment problem, but Lagos stands out as a model of how the situation could be solved.
Mr Azodoh talked about all that MAX.NG is doing in getting people off the streets, partnering with organizations like prowheels to train motorcycle drivers and make them properly certified, partnered with Bajaj to get good motorcycles, change the status of their finances to stabilize them so that in the next two to three months they can get a home and they can essentially provide for their families and they can continue to grow.”
They have kept their promises and over the course of two weeks have employed over 200 drivers to add to the previous numbers. The company is determined to hire at least 100, 000 drivers within the next 2 years.
 
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