Courier firm marks one-year anniversary in Nigeria

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A multi-category delivery player, Glovo, commemorated its one year of operations in Nigeria.

The event, held at the Wells Carlton Hotel in Abuja on Thursday, September 22, 2022, had the General Manager of the Courier and Logistics Regulatory Department of NIPOST and the representatives of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission and the Drivers Training Institute of the Vehicle Inspection Office Abuja, as well as a host of key stakeholders within the Glovo ecosystem across Nigeria in attendance.

The event presented an opportunity for Glovo to host and honour its partners and stakeholders for their contributions to the growth of the business in the past year.

In it’s one year of operation, Glovo experienced a robust expansion across key cities in Nigeria (Lagos, Abuja & Ibadan), with a vision to expand to other cities in the coming years.

The event’s highlight was the couriers’ training held in collaboration with the German Agency for International Cooperation GmbH – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, under the VET Toolbox Initiative on professionalising the skills development of delivery riders in Nigeria.

Through this partnership, Glovo aims to improve the technical and soft skills of at least 300 riders collaborating with the Glovoapp.

The General Manager for Glovo Nigeria, Lorenzo Mayol, said, “We are excited and honoured to celebrate the first year of Glovo in Nigeria.

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“We owe our success stories to our partners for their unwavering hard work and contributions, our users for their consistent loyalty, trust and support, and the couriers who collaborate with our platform. Nigeria is a key market for us due to its high and untapped potential and rapid growth, and the partnerships we have built so far have become a metaphor for endless possibilities. We remain committed to delivering value to our users, the community, and the country’s economy for years to come.”

Also speaking, the Public Affairs Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa for Glovo, Tokunbo Ibrahim said, “At Glovo, we are committed to our entire ecosystem of partners, couriers and users. Our success driver so far is our culture of accountability as a company and how we leverage the strengths and capabilities of our workforce and partners to ensure quality and timely service delivery. Since commencing operations in Nigeria, we have signed over 3,000 partners with over 97% being small and medium enterprises, onboarded and trained more than 2,000 couriers, and have invested in local talent that drives Glovo’s growth in this market. We will continue to work closely with our users and the wider community to ensure we deliver value by creating economic opportunities for all our stakeholders.”

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