28th June, 2012
The profile of the Greatwall brand seems to be on the rise as the Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Cab Operators Association in conjunction with Busywheels, a private sector initiative, recently adopted the brand as the official taxi cab in the state.
At a public ceremony, the President of the Association, Alhaji (Dr.) Lateef Useni said the introduction of the new urban taxi scheme is in tanden with the administration’s desire to alleviate the sufferings of the people and the Florid was recommended to Busywheels International Service Limited because of its costs, durability and functionality.
“In our country, before any vehicle can be used as taxi, such a vehicle must be strong enough to withstand the rough terrain (weather, bad road and traffic situation) and we found these qualities in the Greatwall Florid and that is why we recommended the Florid to Busywheels.”
He further explained that the taxis and their operators will be marked and registered in such a manner as to make for their easy identification and location in order to prevent fraud and robbery, adding that other stern measures will be taken to ensure that the scheme was not abused.
Speaking shortly after the handing over ceremony, the General Manager of Busywheels, Mr Omileye Oluwaseun, thanked the company for accepting to partner with his firm, promising to do everything possible to ensure the success of the partnership.
Mr Regis Tromeur, the Managing Director of CFAO CICA Nigeria Limited, described the event as historic. “We are committed to the safety of lives of Nigerians and that is why we believe in the provision of quality products and services at affordable prices. As good corporate citizen, we will continue to support and promote those ideals and philosophies that are aimed at uplifting and improving the quality of life of the Nigerian citizen while ensuring their safety and wellbeing,” Tromeur stated.
He called on other companies, corporate organisations, individuals, religious bodies, NGOs and others to patronize the company’s quality brand of vehicles which he described as economical, strong, safe, durable and affordable.