Stallion boosts security efforts in Lagos with Nissan Almera
Stallion Motors, authorized dealer of Nissan in Nigeria has donated a Nissan Almera to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund to complement security efforts by state.
The donation, which was done in collaboration with Nissan South Africa was an expression of the automaker’s corporate responsibility values of appropriating support to relevant agencies and organisations in the country, Managing Director, Stallion NMN, Parvir Singh said.
Speaking at the presentation in Lagos, Singh said: “Having followed the organisation’s achievements in recent years, Stallion NMN in collaboration with our principals, Nissan South Africa are pleased to extend our hands of fellowship to the society that has made our business operations more secure and attractive. This is largely due to the activities of the Security Trust Fund in curbing the menace of crime in Lagos State.”
Singh, who lauded the security strategy of the state, said the organisation donation marks the beginning of a milestone for the carmaker.
Also speaking at the occasion, Director, Sales and Operations Nissan sub-Saharan Africa Jimmy Dando said: “Nigeria is Nissan’s most outstanding market in Africa Growth strategy and “we will exploit the country’s strategic regional partners in the West Coast to make Nigeria the automobile hub for evolving West African markets.”
He said Nigeria’s economy has strong potential of becoming Africa’s wealthiest and these core values are Nissan’s attraction to Nigeria,
“We will in collaboration with Stallion transform Nigeria into a notable manufacturing and distribution hub that can provide comprehensive range of passenger, commercial and recreational vehicles and gradually transform Nissan into one of the largest automaker not only in Nigeria but in the West Africa sub-region,” the Nissan helmsman assured.
Receiving the vehicle on behalf of the Fund, Executive Secretary, Lagos Security Trust Fund, Abdurrazaq Balogun commended the magnanimity of Stallion and Nissan particularly at this crucial period in the country’s economic history, and assured the organisation wouldn’t leave any stone unturned in realising its objectives.
Balogun, who said security remained a priority in the agenda of the state government, noted that the vehicle would serve as a good image for Stallion, while promising that the agency would appriopraitely patronise the locally assembled vehicles.
West African Conglomerate Stallion Group in April 2013 partnered with Nissan South Africa to form Stallion NMN, the sole manufacturer, importer and distributor of Nissan products in Nigeria.
Stallion NMN later became the first indigenous motor assembly plant to roll-out locally assembled Nissan vehicles consequent upon the inauguration of the National Automotive Policy, assembling four Nissan models including Patrol, NP300, NV350 and Almera at the plant in Lagos.