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    Sahara Group affiliate, Asharami, targets 30% of Nigeria’s aviation fuel market

    ByBassey Udo

    May 16, 2022


    L-R: Depot Manager, Asharami Synergy, Mayowa Ilesanmi; Head, Sahara Downstream Business, Foluso Sobanjo; Head, QHSSE, Asharami Synergy, Abiba Badmus, and Head, Technical, Asharami Synergy, Jeffery Egbadon, in Ikeja, Lagos

    Asharami Synergy Limited, a Sahara Group Downstream Company, says its investments in technology and innovative solutions were aimed at enhancing its operations in the aviation fuel market.

    The company idenrifies itself as Nigeria’s first indigenous energy company to operate as an independent aviation fuel marketer.

    With a control of about 25 percent of Nigeria’s aviation fuel market share in the petroleum industry, Asharami says it was operating as the preferred aviation fuel market for local and international airlines.

    Head, Sahara Group Downstream Business, Foluso Sobanjo, said in Lagos on Monday that the company’s investments in infrastructure, human capital transformation, quality, health, safety, and environmental sustainability continues to drive its service excellence.

    Sobanjo said Asharami Synergy would leverage its technology-driven supply operations efficiency across the downstream value chain to deliver distinctive value and innovative solutions in the market.

    “We have been at the forefront of Oil and Gas enterprise in the West African region for over 20 years. Asharami Synergy has a formidable presence in the sector, providing best-in-class fuel procurement and distribution solutions by utilizing innovative technology and improved efficiency across the downstream supply chain. Our quest for increased market share is borne out of our commitment to transforming the sector and spurring seamless economic development,” Sobanjo said.

    Asharami Synergy operates in four countries in Africa, with a combined storage capacity of 81 million litres of Aviation Turbine Kerosine (ATK), otherwise known as aviation fuel.

    The company, Sobanjo said, has over 30 million litres of storage capacity for ATK across various locations in Nigeria as well as a fleet of ultra-modern bowsers spread across various locations, fueling the development and growth of the national and sub-regional economy, by providing seamless access to safe and reliable supply of ATK.

    “Safety first and always” is the mantra that drives operations in Asharami Asharami Synergy, Sobanjo said, adding that this was a development that earned the company multiple International Standard Organisation certifications.

    Being a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Sobanjo said, gives Asharami Synergy a global credibility driven by a statutory self-responsibility that propels its business operations in compliance with the highest global standards.

    “Asharami Synergy has several ISO certifications; ISO 9001:2015 (Quality), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental) and ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety).
    “This reinforces our commitment to bringing energy to life responsibly in all our operations. Our mantra is to Safety First, Safety Always, ensuring that the health and safety of our employees and other stakeholders remains top priority in all business operations,” he added.

    “Asharami Synergy is a vertically integrated and foremost downstream company in the West African region with established and formidable presence in the sector-providing best-in-class fuel procurement and distribution solutions by utilizing innovative technology and improved efficiency across the downstream supply chain for over twenty years.

    The company emerged from a consolidation of Sahara Group Downstream Companies with interest in procurement, storage, and distribution of white products across Nigeria.

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