Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has praised the state’s chapter of the Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Owners & Riders Association of Nigerian (ACOMORAN), for paying members’ taxes to the government and managing the environment.
The governor commended the group, while he declared this year’s ACOMORAN’s Day in Abeokuta.
The governor who was reprinted by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Surajudeen Ishola Adekunbi, the governor applauded the associating for their support towards the government in the area of creating job opportunities for the teeming youths in the state.
“Today’s programme, being a seminar aimed at educating and re-orienting union members and at the same time changing non members’ perceptions about the activities of the union, is another uncommon effort which will go a long way in complementing the rebuilding mission of our dear governor as birds of the same good feather, will always flock together,” he said.
The managing director f BAJAJ Motorcycle Ltd, Mr Monish Lakhani, expressed his satisfaction with the enabling environment, which has been provided by the state’s government, noting that his company will soon establish a plant in the state.
He added, that the state’s present status has attracted many investors from his home country, India, assuring that the company would soon begin manufacturing four-wheeler’s in the country.
“There are two things we are planning to do. The first is to construct a school where safety standard will be taught, to sensitise the riders and give them that confidence that what they are doing is not a profession but a business.
“It is a business as they report to anybody but themselves and this will make them to work harder. We need to talk to them on safety and the preventive measures.
“The second one is the building of a hospital. We are going to bring modern equipment to the hospital. The business of motorcycling, as we all know, is a difficult business. We are not praying for accidents, but to have a place where adequate medical attention will be given, when the need arises,” he said.