OANDO TO BUILD 50 MEGA STATIONS IN FIVE YEARS

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OANDO Marketing, a subsidiary of Oando Plc, has unveiled plans to build 10 mega stations every year within the next five years across major cities in the country.

The Chief Operating Officer of the company, Olaposi Williams, said that each station would have the capacity to dispense at least three trucks of Premium Motor Spirit per day.

She said that the new stations, which are one-stop shop, would be located in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and other major cities in the East, North and West. According to her, Lagos would have the largest share with 50 per cent, Federal Capital Territory 30 per cent, while East and North would get 10 per cent each.

“We hope to build 10 mega stations every year in the next five years, which will bring the number to 50. We are repositioning our retail outlets across the country especially filling stations that have been driving our volume. Before now, we had over 1,000 stations but we have 338 of them that are dispensing over a million liters per month, about three trucks per day. In the last one year, we have upgraded 10 stations in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja” Williams said.

She added that the plan of the organisation was to build at least 10 stations in a year, noting that nothing would be compromised by the company in its bid to achieve the best standards in dispensing fuel to its customers.

On the issue of under dispensing to customers, Williams said” “We don’t compromise on this. We have our monitoring team that goes to our outlets daily to check. Any dealer caught in such act loses his or her contract with us. We don’t condone such act. We tell them every day, and it is also stated in the agreement we signed with them. Nothing will make us to compromise our stations’ integrity. This is in line with our vision to have a quality station. If such station does not meet our standard we seal it up.”

She said that the company would continue to upgrade its mega stations across the country to international standard. “We want to ensure that our fillings stations are beautiful and inviting to customers. We want a situation whereby customers will see it as a thing of pride to purchase our product.”

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