By Chinyere Joel-Nwokeoma
Ardova Plc (AP) has expressed commitment to championing the transition of clean energy in the country just as it assured Nigerians of safety in all its operations.
Mr Olumide Adeosun, AP Chief Executive Officer, disclosed this at the official launch of the company’s rebranded service station at Lekki in Lagos.
Adeosun said that the company would champion clean energy in Nigeria and ensure efficient service delivery to all its customers.
He also assured shareholders of enhanced return on investment in the years ahead.
“Since inception, our key purpose at Ardova Plc has been to champion the transition to clean energy, so that meant we had to take the longer view.
“For us, this has meant a rethink of our operational structure as a company and transitioning our business from a traditional downstream company to a leading integrated energy firm.
“In our evolution as a company we looked to preserve the best of our heritage, determine how we function in the present and build guiding principles that will enable our emergence as a leading provider of clean energy when the transition to cleaner power sources is complete.
“Today, we are gathered to celebrate another phase in our evolution as company as we launch the first Ardova Plc branded service station,” he said.
Adeosun said that the company’s service stations were built on three pillars namely improved service delivery, modularity and community embedment.
He explained that the company had “repurposed existing stations to be able to stack key facilities that will enable us to provide our customers with different products and services to meet their evolving energy needs.”
Adeosun disclosed that the company’s station would move from being strictly drive-in locations to becoming active hubs in their local communities.
“Whilst we will continue to sell fuels, we intend to introduce interesting energy products beyond traditional fuels to cater to our different customer segments in these locales.
“In this regard, we are launching X-Mart, our in-station retail shops to sell a wide assortment of consumer products for customers who bring in their cars and people in the neighbourhoods we serve,” he added.
Also speaking, AP Chairman, AbdulWasiu Sowami, noted that the launch of the station marked the final phasing out of old brand.
“The launch of this station marks a significant step in our strategy to build a strong integrated energy brand and to also delight our customers with a lot more than traditional fuel products.
“The Oniru station attests to the standards of excellence our customers can expect from all AP stations they drive into across the country,” Sowami said.
Ardova Plc is a Nigerian leading indigenous and integrated energy company involved in the distribution of petroleum products.
”With an extensive network of over 450 retail outlets in Nigeria and significant storage facilities in Apapa, Lagos and Onne, Rivers State, we procure and distribute petrol (PMS), diesel (AGO), kerosene (DPK) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). (NAN)