The African Refiners and Distributors Association has applauded Rainoil Limited for its gas facility located at Ijegun-Egba, Amuwo Odofin LGA, Lagos State.
The association commended the company’s genuine move to boost domestic utilisation of Liquified Petroleum Gas in the country, noting that its facility would contribute positively to the Nigerian economy.
The association gave the commendation during a recent tour of the facility, where its President, Marième Decraene, the Executive Secretary, Anibor Kragha, and other delegates praised the company for its resilience and support for the Nigerian economy.
According to Kragha, the visit was necessitated by the need for members to see the reality of the massive projects going on in Nigeria. He noted that Rainoil was aligning with the vision of the Federal Government and ARDA in driving cleaner fuel in the region.
According to him, ARDA’s vision was to serve as the leader in Africa’s transition to cleaner fuels. “We also promote the harmonisation of cleaner fuel specifications across Africa in line with the AFRI Fuels Roadmap to avoid urban pollution and the associated health challenges. ARDA supports the implementation of a Cleaner Air Policy with a regulatory framework that considers fuels and vehicles as an integrated system.”
He noted that the association was in Nigeria as part of its mission, noting that it was focused on developing an integrated energy self-sufficiency plan for Africa that would promote the processing of African crude oil in upgraded African refineries.
Kragha confirmed that the delegation had earlier paid a courtesy call to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), the Dangote Refinery and was scheduled to visit Sahara Group’s Egbin Power Plant.
“Our ultimate goal is to see how we can work together, learn from each other and drastically reduce fuel imports by upgrading the refineries and distribution infrastructure on the continent, to meet Africa’s petroleum products requirements.
The Group Managing Director of Rainoil Limited, Dr. Gabriel Ogbechie, who was represented by the Executive Director of the company, Mr. Emmanuel Omuojine, walked the delegates through Rainoil’s journey from inception. He stated that the company, which started operations in May 1997, had grown to become a prominent player in the Nigerian oil and gas space, providing employment opportunities for over 2,000 Nigerians.