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Viral video of road marshals, tricycle rider face-off not fresh – FRSC

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The Federal Road Safety Corps has clarified that a video currently being circulated on the internet showing an erring tricycle rider who had a face-off with an FRSC patrol team is not a fresh incident.

It said it was the same old encounter in which the tricycle rider had a face-off with the FRSC personnel after he was found destroying a patrol vehicle along Sapele road in Benin, Edo State.

The corps in a statement signed by its spokesman, Bisi Kazeem, said that the incident did not just happen as purportedly misrepresented by social media operators.

It said that the video was recorded in Benin, along Benin/Sapele road on Thursday, 16 July, 2020 and the staff involved had been adequately disciplined in accordance with FRSC Regulations on Maintenance of Discipline at the instance of the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi and the outcome of the trial made public on 2 August, 2020.

Part of the statement read, “You would recall that the corps marshal had ordered the constitution of a disciplinary panel immediately the case was reported, to conduct a holistic investigation and trial of the seven-man patrol team involved in the incident. And at the end of the trial, the entire team was awarded reduction in rank.

The corps marshal, while approving the recommendation of the panel, also directed the immediate redeployment of the affected staff from the command, it stated.

It said the corps marshal also warned FRSC personnel to deploy maximum level of civility in arresting offenders rather than taking laws into their hands, adding that the management of the corps would continue in its steadfastness towards ensuring that its personnel exhibited the highest level of civility, professionalism and ethical values while relating with the public.

“As an organisation that does not condone indiscipline, the corps had to punish its staff first, for being uncivil towards the tricycle rider so as to deter other staff and compel them to be tolerant, more professional and gentlemanly while handling traffic violators.

“This measures were carried out irrespective of the fact that the rider was apprehended driving against the traffic, went berserk at the point of arrest, stripped himself naked, and started throwing obstacles on both personnel and the patrol vehicle and at some point, even dragged the patrol operatives in uniform without anyone assaulting him.

“All these happened in an attack that saw him destroy the staff’s uniform and did not only damage the windscreen of the patrol car, but disfigure the bonnet and other body parts with mud and stone.

“Having stated the obvious, the corps marshal wishes to admonish the perpetrators of such media propaganda to desist from heating up the polity at this sensitive moment of our national development, and fashion out measures that could enhance peaceful coexistence, rather than ignite anger and violence.”

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Excitement as Jetour Steals the Show at Abuja Motor Fair

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Excitement as Jetour Steals the Show at Abuja Motor Fair

Jetour, the new kid on the block in the Nigerian auto market, is currently making waves in its debut at the ongoing Abuja Motor Fair.
Jetour’s beautifully decorated pavillion and its array of new vehicles
were one of the major attractions at the auto event holding at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
Most visitors to the fair since Monday December 4, 2023 when the fair arena was open, were held spellbound by the aesthetics and unique designs of all the new Jetour models on display.
On parade within the brand’s enclosed stand are X70 Liberty, X-70 Plus Elegance, X-90 Cruise, and Dashing, all sport utility vehicles.
Members of the National Assembly are expected to have a full view of the Jetour dashing beauty on wheels at the assembly complex in Abuja next week where the brand of vehicles will be showcased.
After the official opening ceremony of the Abuja Auto Fair on Tuesday, the special guests including a representative of the Director General of the NADDC Joseph Osanipin had the opportunity to visit each vehicle’s stand at the fair.
The NADDC DG representative could not resist the urge to feel one of the Jetour models X70 Plus Elegance as he stepped into the driver’s seat.
He marvelled at the dazzling dashboard and other features of the resplendent interior.
Obviously impressed by what he saw inside and outside the vehicle, he said, “This is beautiful.”


All the models boasting advanced technologies, comfort and creative designs have kept people at the auto show amazed, especially going by their affordable prices.
Jetour, one of China’s most revered auto brands and launched by Chery Holding Group in 2018, has scored many firsts in China where competition is really high in the auto sector.
According to Jetour’s representative in Nigeria, Jetour Mobility Services, “Jetour Automobile is a new brand launched by Chery Holdings in response to the market trend and consumer demand.
Jetour says its focus is to be a leader in mobility as well as provide reasonable travel solutions for individuals and families.
It has set a goal of providing an excellent vehicles that demonstrate individuality for today’s young people.

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Updated: Jetour hits Nigerian market with affordable top-class SUVs

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Updated: Jetour hits Nigerian market with affordable top-class SUVs

 

The Nigerian automobile market has received a boost with the introduction of Jetour, a new brand from the Chery Holding Group, offering top-class affordable luxury vehicles.
The automaker says the brand was introduced in response to the market trend and consumers’ demand.
With the slogan ‘Drive Your Future’, Jetour focuses on the travel + market segment, and its products are mainly SUVs to satisfy users for better travel.
The brand which is now in the Nigerian market was launched globally in 2018 to provide practical travel solutions for more families and individual.
Its vehicles are uniquely designed with intelligent driving and energy-saving electric system.
Indeed, Jetour says its vehicles are produced from an intelligent factory that incorporates automation, intelligent customization, flexibility, scalability, and environmental conservation.
Jetour’s goal is also to provide excellent vehicles that demonstrate individuality for today’s young people.

Brand users
The brand is targeted at uncompromising group of individuals, unwilling to settle for mediocrity and are certain that brilliance is gained through action rather than waiting.

Jetour concept
Jetour is derived from Jet+Tour, which connotes “convenient tour”. This means that customers that work hard in many industries can finally enjoy the benefits of their wonderful and happy lifestyles.

Technical strength
The brand focuses on core new energy technologies, offering the latest comprehensive energy technology system; Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) platform and the Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) platform.
With technologies such as intelligent driving, intelligent network connection, Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X), its products are sold to many nations globally.
The core technologies of new energy electric vehicles such as battery, motor, electronic control, and vehicle controller have been independently applied to the different platform models.

Engine
The automaker says its vehicles are powered by one of China’s top ten engines. Jetour is the first Chinese brand with 1.6TGDI turbo-charged engine.
It is also considered the first Chinese brand with direct injection gasoline (petrol) engine that meets China VI emission regulations.
The brand comes with the industry’s top power, the strongest Chinese brand. It enjoys the Kunpeng Power 2.0TGD1, Golden Power Portfolio, 7DCT, Strong power 187KW, 390N.m and 100 km/h acceleration < 8 seconds.
Jetour says, “More than 1,000 people worked on the Kunpeng Power 2.0TGDI engine, which is based on Chery’s 23 years of positive engine development skill, a solid product development system, and an advanced verification system that relies on three main Research and Development (R&D) facilities in Europe and China (Wuhu, Shanghai).”
The team’s five advantages are super energy, ultra-clean, ultra-quiet, ultra-solid, and ultra-light, which took 48 months to develop.
It has a maximum power output of 187kW and a maximum torque output of 390N m, and the power reserve is comparable to one 3SL V6 engine.

Quality Control
The automaker has four main test locations, and the vehicles undergo 2,000,000km of rigorous verification to ensure industry-leading quality.

Global layout
Jetour has a worldwide development strategy and development vision, and its vehicles are exported to many nations globally.
The models available in the Nigerian market are X70 – Liberty; X70 Plus – Elegance; X90 Plus – Cruise and Dashing.

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LCCI faults Customs frequent reviews of import duties

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LCCI faults Customs frequent reviews of import duties

…suggests measures to stimulate auto industry growth

 

President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole, says government’s policy inconsistency is stunting the growth of automotive industry in Nigeria.
He particularly faulted frequent reviews of import duties by the Nigeria Custom Services (NCS).
Olawale-Cole spoke through his deputy Gabriel Idahosa in Lagos on Thursday along with key players in the Nigerian auto industry at a symposium organised by the LCCI Auto and Allied Group under the theme ‘The Auto & Allied Sector: Present Day Realities in Nigeria’.
The Chairman of CIG Motor, Chief Diana Chen; General Manager of Suzuki By CFAO, Aissatou Diouf; Executive Director at Truckmaster Nigeria, Dr. Oseme Oigiagbe, and Mandela Oniemola, were other key speakers at the forum.
Olawale-Cole kicked against the Customs use of spot exchange rate to compute import duties.
He said, “The decline recorded in third quarter is a testament of automobile industry reactions to policy inconsistency, that is amplified by frequent reviews of import duties by the Nigeria Custom Services (NCS).”
He also noted that the twin effect of subsidy removal and exchange rates harmonization had impacted the industry with inconsequential gains and huge loss to the stakeholders.
He said, “If the government is not swift in stabilising exchange rate, investors may be discouraged, and domestic producers will be sceptical about mass production of vehicles that is perceived costly.
“It is important to note that the MDAs, especially the Nigeria Customs (NCS) should not use spot exchange rate as the basis for computing import duties in order to avert uncertainty and minimise the consequences of information asymmetric among stakeholders in the industry.
“However, computation that is based on last month average exchange rate could be a more reliable methodology among others. This approach will allow stakeholders to anticipate and estimate the cost of import duties that is void of misinformation, and frequent adjustment by the NCS.”
He urged the government to work with the private sector players to develop policies that promote and reduce the cost of local production as well as “encourage innovation and competitiveness to ensure the growth and sustainability of the automotive industry.
“The Federal Government, and the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) should collaborate with the private stakeholders to encourage investments in the industry.”
He called for the establishment of an automated banking system and a resilient local manufacturing sector.
“The sector should prioritize the use of quality-controlled, domestically manufactured parts and components, together with a skilled workforce of specialists capable of supporting investments in manufacturing and assembly,” he said.
Chairman, Automobile and Allied Services Group at LCCI, Otunba Adekunle Jaiyesimi, spoke on the significant role of the automotive industry to the nation’s economy.

“From manufacturing and distribution to maintenance and repair services, it contributes to employment, revenue, and technological advancement,” he stated
Jaiyesimi listed the challenges and opportunities in the sector as technological advancements; sustainability and environmental issues; supply chain disruptions and government policies and regulation.

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