By Collins Nweze
The Chairman, Simba Group, Chief Vinay Grover, has reiterated the company’s commitment to the development of Nigeria.
He spoke at the opening of the a state-of-the-art showroom for TVS motorcycles and tricycles at Garki, Abuja.
He said the Simba TVS Centre was designed to the highest international standards, and offers customers a one-stop-shop solution for vehicles, accessories, spare parts and service.
He said the company’s motorcycles and tricycles strike at the heart of this philosophy – driving millions of Nigerians to work, to school, to pray and to get on with their lives; and in turn, driving the economy.
He said: ‘’Besides all those employed by us directly, our products generate employment for Nigerians.
‘’It’s with this in mind that we were honoured to invite our chief guests, not only to inaugurate the Simba TVS Centre, but also to celebrate the accomplishments of the company in this regard.”
The showroom was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Senator Omotayo Alasoadura, Director-General, National Directorate of Employment, Dr Nasir Ladan Mohammed Argungu and Dr Mohammed Bello Umar Tambuwal, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Other guests were Simba’s major dealers and fleet owners, motorcycle and tricycle union leaders.
The showroom featured the latest motorcycles and tricycles from TVS, including the TVS King Duramax – a tricycle enhanced with a higher power, and more efficient, Duralife engine, which leads to longer vehicle life and stronger performance.
Also on display is the TVS XL 100, dubbed the ‘Oga for Load’ due to its suitability for rural and farming applications.
Showcased in the showroom are a range of special vehicles, which tell the story of Simba’s journey and contribution to empowerment – from the specially branded tricycle that features as part of Simba’s Queen Riders programme for women’s empowerment, and the specially branded national-jersey motorcycle, symbolising TVS’s close association with the National Football Federation (NFF).
Grover said: “All automotive customers need the highest standards of buying experience, which many passenger car companies have achieved in Nigeria already.
‘’But there has been absence of these experience centres in the Keke and Okada universe, and this showroom strives to close the gap.”
The Simba Group, one of the country’s most respected business groups, has been in Nigeria for over 30 years.