The Simba Group, distributor of TVS King tricycles in Nigeria, has organized a new series of road safety trainings for women cyclists, as part of their “Queen Riders” training program.
The initiative, which was in collaboration with the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and the Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS), trained bikers in this case, women – to safe driving, awareness of road safety, the rules of the road and basic maintenance of tricycles.
Speaking at the end of the program in Lagos, Simba TVS 3Wheeler Sales Director Rajesh Kumar said the program is the Simba Group’s flagship women’s empowerment program and was born out of the desire of the group to train women from under-represented backgrounds, so that they have a chance to participate in this sector – a major employer in the country – and increase their household income.
Kumar said the Simba Training School, which also offers advanced mechanics courses, provided free training for these riders.
He said that after the women were trained and certified, they also got in touch with various owners of tricycle fleets and microfinance institutions so that they had a better chance to take advantage of these micro-entrepreneurship opportunities. .
The zone chief, VIS, Ejigbo zone, Joshua Solawon were present at the ceremony; Representative of LASTMA, Ms. Nike Ogunbadejo; a Certified Simba TVS Queen Rider Trainer, Ms. Grace Oladapo, and other senior Simba TVS executives.
Graduates of the program as well as representatives of the Nigerian Tricycle Owners Association (TOAN), a subsidiary of Ejigbo, also participated.