By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
A Tricycle marketing company, Wandel International Nigeria Limited – a flagship company of the Simba Group, home to some of Nigeria’s best-loved brands TVS India Ltd – on Tuesday commenced Free-Doctor consultation for blood pressure and diabetic conditions for over 3,000 tricycle riders in Kaduna.
The free-doctor consultation is part of event making up the company’s 3 days’ free diagnosis and repairs of ‘TVS King’ made tricycles in Kaduna State.
Speaking to journalists at the venue of the “Mega Free Checkup Camp” where the company engineers are expected to attend to more than 3,000 tricycles operators, representative of the company in Nigeria, Manish Rohtagi, said the essence of adding medical checkup is to help the operators know their blood pressure and diabetes level.
According to him, “Diabetes is one of the most common diseases and, as operators, who are always on the road under intense pressure from other motorists and commuters, it is important for their health to be in good shape.
“During this program, we will give free diagnosis and repairs of their vehicles with spare parts at discounted rates; free oil filters and engine oil for attended vehicles; end-users’ training on safe driving and keeping their vehicles fit, training of mechanics with free tools distribution.
“This mega event will give the opportunity to improve technical skills of the mechanics, reduce maintenance costs for riders. Over the years, we launched many empowerment programs. To date, we have trained more than 5,000 mechanics Pan-Nigeria, distributed 3,000 special tool-sets, which resulted in thousands of job creation. At the heart of our value proposition is a commitment to quality and service of the vehicles.
“The tremendous success of Nigeria is indeed a testament to that. This event will be another milestone on the work we do for the community, and your presence will be a great encouragement for us to take more initiative and empower the youths,” he added.
Commending the efforts of Simba Group, Assistant General Manager of Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Authority (KASTELEA), Umar Umar, said the initiative is a welcome development in the state.
He added that, the move is complementary of what the state government is doing in addressing (un)employment and transportation system in Kaduna state.
Umar urged the company to expand its free services to other parts of the state, in order for people across board to benefit from what they have brought to the state.