29 December 2014, Lagos – As part of efforts aimed at improving operations of the Nigerian Navy in the waterways, the management of Oando Marketing Plc, recently donated 1.3 million litres of fuel storage capacity tank to the Force.
Speaking at the commissioning and handing over of the facility, The Group Managing Director of the energy company, Mr. Wale Tinubu who was represented by the CEO, Oando Marketing Company, Mr Yomi Awobokun reteirated the commitment of the organization in assisting the Navy in its effort towards ensuring adequate supply of fuel as well as ensuring its unhindered operations.
Awobokun noted that the gesture was necessary because of the need to align with the transformation programme instituted by the Force as this will contribute in no small measure to provide effective monitoring services of the nation’s waterways.
He revealed that the company, though, aware of the challenges in the oil sector was far more determined e to assist the government in its quest to guarantee adequate fuel supply .In view of this, he said, efforts are ongoing to build facility in all naval stations across the country in order to ensure that the Force remain a formidable institution in Africa.
Awobokun said: ” Oando is replicating the facility in all the Naval stations. We have articulated our plans, and we are working with the Navy top brass to replicate the stricture in Navy-owned facilities. The Navy conceived the idea of having a fuel gas storage facility in its formation, we have keyed into it. We are happy that the Navy approached us on the issue. Oando is keen to help Navy deploy its fleets through the facility whenever the need arises.”
Awobokun added: “Oando is working with the Navy on how to provide and implement new initiatives and make its roles unparalled in the continent soon. We have since positioned ourselves as a partner with the Navy in order to help strengthen the force.”
He added that aside this gesture, the company has thrown itself open by the availability of fuel tanks which are buried in Navy facilities located in Victoria Island and Apapa as this will encourage accessibility of the product for operation.
– Daily Independent