Federal Government seeks tricycle factory in Nigeria
The Federal Government has urged Simba Group, an Indian firm, to fast track arrangement towards establishing tricycle factory, popularly called ‘Keke Napep’ in the country.
The Minister of State, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Omotayo Alasoadura, made the call on Wednesday at inauguration of the state-of-the-art showroom of tricycles in Abuja.
He said when established, both would benefit maximally in the area of exchanging and developing technologies, assuring them of stable electricity supply and other incentives.
According to Senator Alasoadura, the firm has been embarking on empowerment programmes, which have developed skills and citizens have benefitted from their products nationwide.
Earlier, Chairman of Simba Group, Chief Vinay Grover, said they were committed to social and economic development of citizens, adding that their products strike at the heart of this philosophy.
Grover added that tricycles are used to drive millions of Nigerians to work, to school, and to get on with their daily lives; and in turn, driving the economy by employing them directly.
“Our products generate employment for millions of people in the country, right from the drivers of our motorcycles and tricycles, to the dealers, microfinance partners and fleet owners.”
Explaining further, he said that Simba TVS Centre has been designed to the highest international standards, and offers customers a one-stop-shop solution for vehicles, spare parts and service.