Kwara govt sponsors 100 artisans for Simba TVS repairs training


Kwara State government has sponsored 100 artisans for training on Simba TVS repairs as part of its plan to invest heavily in human capital and infrastructural development.

Speaking in Ilorin, the state capital, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq while declaring open a 2-day technology transfer for 100 technicians organized by the Kwara State government in conjunction with the Simba Group, the manufacturer of TVS XL100 motorcycle said his administration is committed to making the right investments in human capital, infrastructural development and security architecture with a view to encouraging socio-economic growth and the safety of investors.

The Governor was represented at the event by the Commissioner for Enterprise, Arinola Lawal, according to a release by Mashood Abdulrafiu Agboola, Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.

The release quoted Arinola as urging the Simba Group to invest more in Kwara State because Kwara people are peace-loving, accommodating and mostly industrious.

“Today is yet another important moment for us as an administration. This is because this technology transfer training perfectly fits into our agenda of empowering our people with liveable skills which will help to earn decent living as well as lift many others from poverty. It will also expand the economic base of the state. I’m certain that beneficiaries of this technology transfer will also teach others and spread the frontiers of collective prosperity in our communities.

“I encourage the Simba Group to invest more in Kwara State. Kwara people are peace-loving, accommodating, and mostly industrious. I assure you that your investment will be a win-win bargain. On our part, we will continue to make the right investments in human capital and infrastructural development as well as security architecture to make Kwara State investors’ haven.”

The Governor meanwhile commended his Senior Special Assistant on Community Intervention, Kayode Oyin-Zubair for facilitating workable collaboration with the Simba Group, describing the efforts as laudable.

On his part, Oyin-Zubair, in his introductory remarks, said the essence of the technology transfer session was to expose the local technicians to the mechanism of the XL 100 Heavy Duty, as part of the government’s mission to drive development through innovations.

He said the state’s partnership with Simba company was not afresh, recalling the fruits of their synergy on community transport system and agriculture (irrigation) three months ago.

“We have a relationship with this company that has eight sub-divisions; we have been relating with them on community transport systems and lately agriculture. The company (SIMBA Agriculture) about three months ago introduced its drip irrigation system to us in the state.”


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