11 March 2014, Lagos – Oando Marketing Plc has lifted the fortunes of its distributors nationwide by rewarding committed star distributors who met and exceeded year 2013 set targets in the sale of Oando Oleum range of lubricants.
The reward incentives range from cash prizes, 15kv generating sets and a brand new Nissan Pickup Truck, which were presented to deserving distributors during the Lubes Distributors’ Awards held recently in Lagos.
The distributors who came from all parts of the country were availed first-hand experience of the product manufacturing process for all premium lubricant brands as they were taken on a facility tour of the state-of-the-art Apapa Lubes Blending plant.
In his welcome address at the event, Lubricant Research and Development Manager, Mr. Mohammed Dahiru disclosed that the award initiative was instituted as Oando Marketing Plc’s way of recognising the distributors for their outstanding performance in year 2013.
Dahiru hinted that the company last year made a promise to reward distributors that met their targets or exceeded it and as such, the lucky winners were the ones that lived up to expectation as they were able to take the company’s lubricant brands to all nooks and crannies with astonishing results.
Presenting the awards, Oando Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Olaposi Williams, commended the distributors for their hard work and resourcefulness in making sure that Oleum range of lubricants remains the leader in the Nigerian market.
She stated that “whereas 2013 was a difficult and challenging year with attendant negative factors in almost all sectors of the economy, lubricants market inclusive, the distributors persevered and excelled in promoting Oando lubricants to higher pedestal in the market.”
The COO, who lamented the influx of fake and sub-standard foreign lubricants into Nigeria, however revealed that Oando Marketing has remained a market leader because of continued commitment to products quality.
Appealing to the federal government not to relent in its campaign to check-mate influx of substandard products in the country, Williams said Oando distributors would continue to receive support and incentives from the company.
The distributors, who were full of praises for the gesture by Oando, however, pledged to work harder and do much more in the new year. Specifically, Star Prize winner of a brand new Nissan Truck, Alhaji Hamizu Dantiki of Hamizu Kantiki Ltd, commended Oando Marketing for the reassuring gesture and undertook to continue to do more.
Some of the other awardees include Mr. Winifred Ogbudukpa of Woopet Ogbus Ventures Ltd.; Pastor Linus Ezeani of Blessed Becca International; Aronu Ifeanyi of Godpower Peter Nig. Ltd; and Alhaji Mohammed Maude. They were also given some orientation and training about the company’s brands.
– This Day