Over 600,000 Ibadan Residents to Benefit as Mevron, MBSN Partner
By Kaosara Olayemi Oladimeji
Mevron has announced a collaboration with Moto Business Service Nigeria, MBSN, a subsidiary of Yamaha Motors, a manufacturer of low-cost motorcycles.
The collaboration between Mevron and MBSN gives future and current Mevron bikers and trikers across Sub-Saharan Africa, especially Nigeria, access to two and three-wheeled vehicles.
The development will avail no fewer than 600,000 residents of Oyo state job opportunity through its ride hailing in Ibadan and its environs.
Briefing newsmen in Ibadan on the partnership, Mevron Assistant Product Operation Manager, Imo Silas said ten percent out of over six million population of Ibadan would benefit, adding that one thousand people in Ilorin have benefited in less than one year operation of the company.
“We are providing platform for people to make and earn money, that is why we create the platform and put it in the hands of users.
“Drivers and riders need to have at least five years driving experience, you need to have good communication skills to relate with our customers because we are a service base company, we have clean vehicles and our inspection platform is untill date.”
Earlier, the Founder and CEO of Mevron, Mr. Olawale Lasisi, noted that this partnership reaffirms Mevron’s commitment to Africa by providing enhanced earning potential and better mobility for all, saying, “Mevron mission has always been to build an Africa-owned mobility service we can all be proud of”.
“In a bid to improve vehicle standards and safety across Africa, several safety enhancements have been made to all MBSN vehicles, including improved geofencing and tracking and mandatory routine servicing and inspections at the MBSN and Mevron Repair service centers,” he added.
While reacting, the Business Development Head of MBSN, Haji Rehani Omary said: “The launch of MBSN and our sub-Saharan Africa wide partnership with Mevron will empower Mevron bikers and trikers across the continent by providing them with a clear and affordable path to high-quality vehicle ownership”.
He added that: “MBSN provides a range of after-sales and support services, including easy access to genuine spare parts, vehicle coupling training/ service, and Biker safety training.
“Other benefits could include basic vehicle maintenance training, advanced technical workforce development/ skill enhancement, and basic transport business management training, depending on customer requirements.
In his remark, the business head of Simba, Mr Mahendra Pratap said Mevron are in partnership with Simba TVS to address transportation needs of Nigeria’s with the introduction of TVS motorcycles and tricycles into its fleet to ease local passenger commute and improve the lives of the people.
He, therefore, commended the organization for its innovative, best-in-class approach, which would offer more convenience, and better pricing, create job opportunities for the youths and positively impact the country’s fortunes.
The CEO DAG Industries Nigeria Limited, the sole distributor for Africa’s preferred motorcycle Bajaj Boxer, Mr. Auro Asish Choudhuri congratulated Team Mevron and commended their efforts in deploying a structured, efficient and easy to use ride-hailing platform connecting riders and passengers.
He said he is impressed with the platform as it offers various modes of transport from which passengers can choose, adding that the secret to Boxer being Africa’s preferred motorcycle is its riding comfort, soft cushion seats, suspension, product durability, customer-centric initiatives, and Post sales service support, hence the tag “Boxer Made Stronger to Last Longer.
He expressed that DAG is delighted to partner with Mevron and assured his best support in both sales and service with 12-month unlimited warranty and regular maintenance assistance through their vast channel partners available across the nation.