Nigeria’s National Oil Company NNPCL Acquires 380 Retail Outlets

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has acquired all 380 Oando retail outlets, aviation and gas brands nationwide from OVH Energy.

Speaking at the unveiling of one of the new NNPC Ltd stations formerly Oando in Abuja on Saturday, the Group Chief Executive Officer NNPC Limited, Mele Kyari, said, “the acquisition will bring over 380 additional filling stations under NNPC Retail brand in Nigeria and Togo, on our journey to attaining 1,500 stations. We will be the largest petroleum product retail network in Africa.”

Kyari also noted that the acquisition was to strengthen the downstream business portfolio to enhance profitability and guarantee National Energy Security.

“NNPC has under an Accelerated Network Expansion (ANEX) Initiative completed the acquisition of OVH downstream assets including reception jetty (ASPM) with 240,000 metric tons monthly capacity, eight Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plants, three lubes blending plants, three aviation depots, and 12 warehouses,” he said.

He commended the board for the acquisition just as he lauded President Muhammadu Buhari who is also the Minister of Petroleum for laying the foundation for improving energy access.

“It is absolutely not about assets, we are building relationships. At this moment, we are the largest downstream company in Nigeria and by this merger; we are also likely going to be the largest downstream company in Africa,” he said.

He also assured the 200 million shareholders and Nigerians that the firm will prudently manage the business noting that, “we will make money for NNPC because this is a very profitable business.”