Bolt Nigeria Oust 22 Staff, Restructure System

Bolt Oust 22 Staff, Restructure System
Bolt Oust 22 Staff, Restructure System

On Tuesday, 7th May, 2024 Bolt Nigeria, the first European and all-in-one mobility app, ousts 22 workers in an attempt to purge its system for restructuring.

The national brand news broke from Femi Adeyemo, Bolt’s Communication Manager confirmed this on Tuesday via an interview.

Adeyemo stated that the decision is not pegged to financial constraints but is a shake-up to ensure the system is better and customer satisfaction is heightened.

Furthering, “22 people out of 45 from a department were relieved of their jobs, not nearly half as claimed by some reports. The department where it happened has 45 workers, not the whole Bolt. That number is not half of the workforce of Bolt”.

He added, “The affected employees will receive comprehensive severance packages to support their transition to new career opportunities”.

Following this, the organization shared a statement that read, “Bolt has never done and is not doing any layoffs, which implies massively downsizing the team because the company is struggling financially. We have made the difficult decision to discontinue collaboration with 22 employees in Nigeria.

“This decision comes as we have been going through the process of restructuring a considerable number of customer support and operational processes in the country. We have offered the people who will be leaving us severance packages that will support their transition to new career opportunities.

Continuing, “This decision does not affect the quality of our products for riders and drivers. We see great potential in Nigeria, and we will stand by our investment commitments in all our African markets.”

Formerly Taxify, now called Bolt, Kickstarted in the Nigerian market in 2016 and has transcended 150 million customers in over 45 countries and 500 cities.

Currently, it serves as a source of livelihood to over 3.5 million partners; drivers, and couriers engaging the app, including over one million in Africa alone.