By Theodore Opara

Nissan, in collaboration with Stallion Group donated a brand new Nissan Almera car to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund in support of the organisation’s efforts in mitigating violent crimes in Lagos  state.

From left: Stallion Nmn Managing Director Parvir Singh , Director Nissan Sub-Saharan Africa Jimmy Dando presenting the Nissan Almera Sedan Dommy car key to Executive Secretary Lagos State Security Trust Fund Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun with head, Sales & Marketing Stallion, Nmn, Amit Sharma and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, Commander Rapid Response Squad in Lagos

The donation, which is Nissan’s first to the organisation, is an expression of the automaker’s corporate responsibility to  relevant agencies and organisations in the country.

Managing Director, Stallion NMN Parvir Singh who made this remark at the presentation of the car in Lagos, said: “Having followed the organisation’s achievements in recent years, Stallion NMN in collaboration with our principals, Nissan South Africa,  are pleased to extend our hands of fellowship to the society that has made our business operations more secure and attractive. And, this is largely due to the activities of the Security Trust Fund in curbing the menace of crime in Lagos State.

“The occasion is without doubt another milestone in the annals of our young and dynamic Nissan sales and manufacturing company… and we are excited to be associated with Lagos State Security Trust Fund – an organisation that has excelled in devising potent strategies to mitigate security challenges in Lagos State.”

Mr. Singh described Nissan as an internationally   acclaimed brand with key representation worldwide and the second largest automaker in Japan and the sixth largest in the world, with over 5.4 million units sold worldwide in 2015.

It  would be recalled that the West African Conglomerate, Stallion Group, in April 2013,  partnered with Nissan South Africa to form Stallion NMN, the sole manufacturer, importer and distributor of Nissan products in Nigeria.

Stallion NMN later became the first indigenous motor assembly plant to roll-out locally assembled Nissan vehicles consequent upon the inauguration of the National Automotive Policy, assembling four Nissan models including Patrol, NP300, NV350, and Almera at the plant in Lagos.

Also speaking at the occasion, Director, Sales and Operations Nissan sub-Saharan Africa Jimmy Dando, said: “Nigeria is Nissan’s most outstanding market in Africa Growth strategy, and we will exploit the country’s strategic regional partners in the West Coast to make Nigeria the automobile hub for evolving West African markets.”

He said Nigeria’s economy has strong potential of becoming Africa’s wealthiest and these core values are Nissan’s attraction to Nigeria.

“We will, in collaboration with Stallion,  transform Nigeria into a notable manufacturing and distribution hub that can provide comprehensive range of passenger, commercial and recreational vehicles and gradually transform Nissan into one of the largest  automaker, not only in Nigeria, but in the West African sub-region,” he said.

Receiving the vehicle on behalf of the Fund, Lagos Security Trust Fund Executive Secretary & CEO, Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun commended the magnanimity of Stallion and Nissan, especially at this crucial period in the country’s economic history, and assured the organisation wouldn’t leave any stone unturned in realising its objectives.


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