As part of efforts aimed at improving the operations of the Nigerian Navy on 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, Wale Tinubu, group managing director, Oando, represented by Yomi Awobokun CEO, Oando Marketing Company, reiterated the commitment of the organisation 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 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 remains a formidable institution in Africa.
“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,” Awobokun said.
He added that aside from 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.

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