Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
Simber Group,â€Ž makers of motor cycle and tricycle has expressed its readiness to commence local production in Nigeria as soon as it gets partnership from any state government.
The Branch Manager of the company, Raviâ€Ž Bajaj disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at the launching of an upgrade version of tricycle by the company called ‘New TVS King Deluxe’.
According to him, “innovation and product superiority is our motto which is why we launched our TVS King. You will agree it was far superior to whatever else you had seen. Over the years our competitors have only tried to play catch up and even after seven years they cannot reach where we were years ago.”
“We have always been trail blazer in this business and always been ahead, but in today’s competitive environment being ahead is not enough. We will change the game permanently, that is why the theme of this event is ‘the game changer,” Bajaj said.
â€œOur next plan is to put up the assembling plant in Nigeria so that we can have maximum number of Nigerians working in our factory. That is the next phase of our plan, but let see how it unfolds. We are talking to a lot of State governors now and whenever we get interest from any governor, we will put up a plant here to commence local production,” he added.
Ikeja Saddle Club Celebrates Golden Jubilee with Equestrian Games on Childrenâ€™s Day
As a way of celebrating its achievements and contributions to equestrian sports, Nigeriaâ€™s foremost and only equestrian sports club, Ikeja Saddle Club, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on childrenâ€™s day. The event will take place at the clubâ€™s premises in Isheri, Lagos.
Ikeja Saddle Club was established in 1967, at Oregun Ikeja, as a Horse Riding Club by the then Lagos State Governor, Brigadier General Mobolaji Johnson, as a way of supporting equestrian sports and creating a preserved area of flora and fauna within the state. Since then, successive Lagos State Governors have been the Clubâ€™s Patron, while His Majesty, the Ooni of Ife has been the Grand Patron of the Club.
Speaking, the President of the Club, Vassily Oye Barberopoulos, noted that the club continues to promote equestrian sport and recreational activities not only to its members but to the Nigerian community and youth at large and it is in the spirit of this they are welcoming member of the public to the golden jubilee celebration of the club. According to him, â€œIt is my resolve with my Executive Committee to have a legacy of a well-run Club that can survive Age and time and offer to generations to come, a heritage of what we all have enjoyed as a family club. This is why as part of the 50 years celebration of our club, we are having the Equestrian Games 2017, to engage the younger generations as well.â€
â€œOur club is the heritage for all children to enjoy and bond with one of natureâ€™s kindest animals, the horse and we look forward to welcoming all guests to this fun-filled 50th anniversary that coincides with childrenâ€™s day. The Event will feature children games, equestrian games, food and a raffle draw, where participants stand a chance to win fantastic prizes. While the children are busy with games, the parents can also take the opportunity to de-stress from everyday life to ride, take a nature walk, jogging or hit a Polo ball,â€ Barberopoulos stated.
Ikeja Saddle Club is the place for Horseback Riding in Lagos and Nigeria. Lessons in dressage, jumping and polo are available on weekends by competent instructors for all ages and riding levels. The club is a home to everyone who has passion and love for the noblest of all animals and enjoys having a good time together with others.
The event which is being powered, among others, by the NASCO Group, a Foremost Indigenous FMCG Company, makers of NASCO Cornflakes and Biscuits, BRYTEX, BONUS and Action Detergents, PLUS and BEAUTY Soaps as well as other Household and food brands. Nasco Group is proud to be associated with any event that benefits the children, who are the future of the Nation.