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Why FRSC places emphasis on personnel training – Oyeyemi



L-R: Corps Public Enlightenment Officer at the Federal Road Safety Corps, ACM Bisi Kazeem, General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications at the Coscharis Group, Abiona Babarinde, and senior lecturer at the Covenant University, Dr Oscar Odiboh.
  • Explains marshals’ role in curbing COVID-19, kidnapping

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it is regularly organizing training for its personnel and sending some on courses that will make them perform better on their job for the benefit of the society.

Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, stated this in Lagos on Saturday, just as he stressed the corps would deepen its enlightenment of travellers and motorists on the need to observe the guidelines on social distancing and other protocols against COVID-19, kidnapping and other dangers they could be exposed on the highways.

He spoke at a capacity building workshop in Lagos on Saturday organized by the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association.

Oyeyemi, in a keynote address delivered at the event through the Corps Public Enlightenment Officer at the FRSC, ACM Bisi Kazeem, said the workshop aligned “fully with our own vision of developing the competencies of our personnel for improved service delivery.

“That’s why training and retraining of our personnel for positive impact on the motoring public has been part of our development agenda in the past six years of my management.

“Moreover, we are conscious of the fact that whatever training that our personnel receive will remain incomplete, if a strategic stakeholders like the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association who report on the world of motor vehicles are not given similar exposure in the field to complement the efforts.”

The FRSC boss said his personnel would deepen campaigns on social distancing by travellers and motorists and other guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19, bandit attacks and abductions.

He said, “Recently, the nation was thrown into series of security challenges characterised by kidnapping of travellers, banditry and armed robbery all of which are automobile transportation-based.

“In addition, the nation was faced with COVID-19 pandemic which requires adherence to social distancing protocols by passengers at the parks and inside the vehicles.

“The responsibility of explaining these Federal Government’s directives and ensuring compliance by all fell on the shoulders of the FRSC which is the lead agency in matters of traffic management and safety administration in the country.”

He was optimistic the workshop would lead to the attainment of the goals of well trained auto journalists capable of delivering on the professional competence of reporting the dynamics of modern automobile industry.

“This is more so that the sophistication in auto engineering, reportage as well as the growing reliance on automobile as a veritable means of transportation for private and commercial purposes has made expert knowledge of the industry inevitable.

“People require assurances of the type of choice they could make in their means of transportation and the type of vehicles that could satisfy their safety and adventure needs.

“This, therefore, makes it imperative that there must be journalists with sufficient technical knowledge on the make, mechanics and technology that determine the type of choices that people could make in their automobiles.

“This workshop, therefore, provides opportunity for such knowledge, and it’s my hope that it would lead to the desired outcomes for the participants.”

Earlier, the Chairman of NAJA, Mr Mike Ochonma, stated that the workshop, an annual event by the association, was meant to train and re-train its members in the print, electronic and online media.

A senior lecturer at the Covenant University, Dr Oscar Odiboh, and a certified online expert, Mr Yusuf Aweda, were facilitators at the training programme.


Car lovers relish Chery’s special offers at Circle Mall Lekki display



Car lovers relish Chery’s special  offers at Circle Mall Lekki display


Lovers of new modern cars are still talking about their experience at the recent spectacular display of Chery models at Circle Mall, Lekki, Lagos, from June 15 to 18, 2024, many days after the event.

Apart from the unique designs and features of the vehicles showcased at the place, they are particularly thrilled by the exclusive offers to customers including making a down payment of just five million naira (N5m) on any Chery vehicle and enjoying a special five per cent discount throughout June 2024.

This event was organized to celebrate the Guardian Day, a significant occasion in China dedicated to appreciating the love, care, and support parents provide their children.

The centerpiece of the display was Chery’s latest models – the Tiggo 8 Pro, Tiggo 4 Pro, and Tiggo 2 Pro.

Each vehicle attracted significant attention for its blend of cutting-edge technology, sleek design, and unparalleled performance, promising to captivate the Nigerian market, according to a statement by Carloha Nigeria.

It stated, “In conjunction with the celebration, Carloha Nigeria extended an exclusive offer to prospective buyers. Throughout June, customers can make a down payment of just five million naira on any Chery vehicle and enjoy a special 5% discount.

“This initiative is part of Carloha Nigeria’s commitment to making luxury and quality vehicles more accessible to the Nigerian public.”

In addition to the exclusive offers listed above, Carloha Nigeria also said it hoped to further enhance the customer experience with an impressive six years of free service and a comprehensive six-year warranty or 200,000 kilometres, whichever comes first.

This, it said, was to ensure that Chery owners could drive with confidence and peace of mind, knowing their investment has been well protected.

“We are confident that the Chery Tiggo 8, Tiggo 4, and Tiggo 2, will exceed expectations and set new standards in the Nigerian automotive market,” said Mr. Joseph Omokhapue, the Sales and Marketing Director for Carloha Nigeria. He further stated that “Guardian Day is a wonderful opportunity to honour the values of care and support, which resonate deeply with Chery’s commitment to our customers.

Visitors to the Chery display at Circle Mall were delighted with luxurious Chery-branded gift items, adding an extra layer of elegance, appreciation, and engagement for attendees.

The showcased models – the Tiggo 8 Pro, Tiggo 4 Pro, and Tiggo 2 Pro –are said to reflect Chery’s innovative design, advanced technology, and superior performance.

These vehicles are tailored to meet the diverse needs of Nigerian customers, offering a blend of luxury, efficiency, and durability, it stated

It noted that Carloha Nigeria’s presence at Circle Mall not only highlighted the brand’s impressive lineup but also reinforced its commitment to fostering strong relationships with customers through value-added services and customer-centric promotions.

It added that the event at Circle Mall was a resounding success, drawing large crowds and generating significant interest.

It stressed that Carloha Nigeria remains dedicated to providing exceptional value and service, continuing to drive forward the standard of automotive excellence in Nigeria.

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Toyota Nigeria hosts Toyota Motor Show in Lagos this week



Toyota Nigeria hosts Toyota Motor Show in Lagos this week

Toyota (Nigeria) Limited (TNL) will this week treat its customers and fans to a special Toyota Motor Show in Lagos.
The three-day event holding from Thursday, June 27 to Saturday, June 29, 2024 at The Podium in Lekki, will provide an enabling environment for customers and prospects to interact closely with their vehicles and get more informed about the company’s after-sale services/products vis body and paints and allied products, vehicle service and spare parts.
The Motor Show, the company said, would feature test drive of different models, free vehicle diagnostics, as well as a full complement of after-sales services on the ground for customers to take advantage of.
Senior management staff of TNL will also be on the ground to meet with customers and prospective customers.
The event scheduled to hold from 10 am to 7pm daily, according to TNL, will “provide an enabling environment for our customers to touch and feel our array of wonders on wheels.
“We want our customers to take advantage of the topnotch services we offer, such as improving the interior of your vehicle and the body to look good as new.
“Body and paint products and spare parts will also be on sale. Special service package opportunity is part of the deal.”
The company advised motorists to visit the Toyota Motor Show and take advantage of the huge discounts on vehicle purchase and servicing of their vehicles, which would be applied immediately or locked in to be redeemed later.
Some of the Toyota models being distributed by Toyota (Nigeria) Limited and would also be on display at the Show are Belta, Starlet, Rumion, Corolla, Camry, Corolla Cross, Hiace bus, Hiace Ambulance, Coaster, Hilux ( Prerunner), Hilux with canopy, other Hilux options, Prado TX and LC 300 VX Turbo
Toyota Nigeria’s facilities and dealership network are spread across Nigeria, manned by a well-trained workforce to deliver top-notch service to customers across Nigeria.

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R.T. Briscoe begins conversion of vehicles to run on CNG/LPG 



R.T. Briscoe begins conversion of vehicles to run on CNG/LPG 

R.T. Briscoe Plc has commenced conversion of petrol and diesel vehicles to run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

Group Managing Director of the company, Mr Seyi Onajide, disclosed this during an interactive session with journalists in Lagos.

He also unveiled a number projects embarked upon by the company including securing the approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise N10 billion through a savings and investments scheme.

Onajide said the automotive division of the conglomerate decided to set up a CNG/LPG conversion facility in line with the Federal Government’s CNG initiative (Pi-CNG).

“We started the conversion of petrol or diesel engine cars into CNG and LPG without government funding and we believe it is the future of automobile industry. We have successfully done that on some pick-up vehicles,” he said.

The R.T. Briscoe CEO said the company had submitted a proposal to the Presidential CNG committee.

“They invited us to participate in the CNG initiative. We believe that the average vehicle owner in Nigeria and even commuters can benefit from this initiative because it has a lot of benefits. It will save costs for the motoring public,” he said.

Onajide said the CNG conversion kits being used are manufactured in Europe with one of the best global rating standards .

He added that the automotive division of the R.T. Briscoe has well-trained technical and professional team that could handle the installation.

Even as he noted that the future looked promising, he observed the initiative could be impeded by the non-availability of CNG and LPG refilling stations and expressed support for a hybrid model.

He said, R.T. Briscoe had approached some corporate institutions that are fleet owners that have justifiable reasons to build gas-refilled plants on their premises.

According to him, until gas-refilling stations are readily available, CNG would be limited to big organisations that could house and store gas.

The highpoint of the event was the inspection with a test drive of the finished vehicles converted to run on CNG.

RT Briscoe Plc is engaged in the sales and servicing of Toyota vehicles, technical services, material handling and property development and management.

The Presidential CNG Initiative (Pi-CNG) is a component of the palliative intervention of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration directed at providing succour to the masses occasioned by the hardships of the fuel subsidy removal policy of the Federal Government.

With a projected $2.5 billion investment by 2027, the Presidential CNG Initiative plans to drive Nigeria towards a sustainable and prosperous future, where every citizen has the opportunity to thrive.

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