Gbagada, Lagos, June 2020 — Northwest Petroleum and Gas has opened a new Mega Retail Station along the Gbagada-Oworoshoki Expressway, in a bid to boost petrol products distribution around the axis. Sitting on a 10,000sqm expanse of land, the magnificent structure is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities: Wayne’s highest model Helix 4000 pumps with 30 nozzles dispensing fuel at the rate of 40 liters per minute, currently one of the highest for a single station. The blessing of the station was done by Rev. Fr. Paul Ijasan and commissioned by His Excellency, The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwolu. Speaking at the event, the Governor described the world class Mega station as both a beacon of hope and timely intervention in the face of the crippling economic impacts of the pandemic. In his words, “there’s no better time for us to have a different conversation than now; to express to our people that even whilst the pandemic is going on, business in some sort needs to begin to happen. And so we certainly need to create an atmosphere and environment where businesses need to thrive, need to do well and open up our economy, so that people can see the essence and benefits that Lagos and Lagos state government bring to businesses”. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Petroleum & Gas Company Ltd. Dame Mrs Winifred Akpani, highlighted how much traction the project has created in the area of recruitment and job opportunities, as the retail outlet swings into full operation. “We don’t have less than 50 people to begin work today,” she revealed in her address. This is crucial to the times, as more and more businesses move towards downsizing to cushion the impacts of the pandemic, Northwest Petroleum upholds her tradition of service and excellence beyond profit: “we believe that it’s not just about making money, it is also about training” .
About Northwest Petroleum
Northwest Petroleum & Gas Company Limited is a Company in the Oil & Gas Sector of the economy with International repute. The Company has vast experience in the importation, supply, distribution and storage of Petroleum Products and is also actively involved in the official export of Crude Oil from Nigeria being one of thirty-nine Companies approved by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for allocation and export of Nigerian Crude Oil. Presently, amongst other facilities, the Company operates two (2) Ultra-Modern Mega Petroleum Products Storage Terminals with combined capacity of 96.8 Million litres certified and duly licensed by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and an Ultra-Modern Berthing Facility with International state-of-the-art Fire Fighting and Safety Equipment in the Calabar Free Trade Zone, Cross River State. The Company also owns and operates several 14– 30 Nozzles Ultra-Modern Mega Petroleum Products Filling Stations across the Country under a very rapid expansion program. For more information, visitwww.northwestpetroleum-ng.com