‘India Show’ Ends In Lagos
A THREE-DAY exhibition of Indian products in Lagos tagged ‘The India Show,’ which was declared open by Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule on Tuesday, was attended by businessmen and would-be Indian investors from all walks of life. Indian products on display during the exhibition included automobile and industrial machines as well as home appliances.
Representative of Kewalram Chanrai Group, Abuja, Manoj Ramakrishnan said the company has been in Nigeria for more than 15 years. “We are into partnerships with the state and federal governments and NGOs. We are serving the farming communities.
“We have a lot of virgin land for farming in Nigeria yet to be cultivated. Agriculture machinery will help the farming communities to grow in Nigeria.
He said that the life span of a tractor is 15 years. “All depends on the maintenance aspect of the tractor. Each and every aspect of the tractor has to be maintained. Then the operation of the tractor. You have to do the servicing, change the engine oil and oil filter. If you do that regularly, the tractor will last for at least 15 years.”
Representative of PST Pacific Solution and Technologies, Dhiresh Kumar said the company provides solar solutions, noting that with solar energy, energy will be derived from nature.
“Whatever you invest in it initially, you will get your returns within three years. Solar is not something that you do with one panel alone. It has to do with a lot of other instruments,” he said.
Managing Director, Twin Engineers Pvt. Ltd Pradeep Bihalwanka said they make cars, trucks and machines for automotive companies.
“We have been supplying machines from India to Nigeria, Kenya and Colombia. Now we want to have a distributor here in Nigeria. We are talking to two people already. They are based in Lagos.”
Bihalwanka revealed that a lot of people are showing interest in their products. “Tata products are already in Nigeria. Now they are expanding. We are getting very good responses already.”
One of the members on the board of trustees, Indian Universities Alumni Association in Nigeria, Engineer Niyi Ojekunle said Indian companies such as Twin Engineers Pvt. Ltd have good products to offer the Nigerian market.
“With about $300,000 you can set up a very good project in partnership with the company. They will come and install the machine for you. They help to train your personnel in India on the usage of the equipment which is very good for Nigeria’s automobile sector.