By Amin Kef-Ranger
Practically demonstrating its significant and meaningful contributions to development across the nation and in always trying to complement Government’s progressive strides to fast-track economic improvements, the customer friendly and the result-oriented NP-Sierra Leone Limited has most times gone to extreme lengths to ensure that petroleum products are not only available, through importation but are swiftly distributed countrywide making it possible for many to gain access to them.
Many have attested to the fact that the seriousness and pro-activeness attached to the sustenance of the company’s business is a clear demonstration of the fact that it is determined for normal life to continue.
When cognizance is taken of the fact that fuel could be a potent that determines the popularity and at the same time the unpopularity of a Government its availability and unavailability could make a political system or regime be widely accepted or supported but on the contrary could lead to serious economic dislocations and political instability.
Politically stabilizing the nation through the timely importation and marketing of various petroleum products, in thick and thin, has been why the company’s existence has been described as a big blessing and it could be said with all amount of certainty that such could be attributed to the fact that it is an indigenous company, unlike a foreign entity that could not be nationalistically concerned or interested in deepening development.
It is also on record that in as much as the company is chiefly involved in marketing of fuel it is also interested in maintaining the good state of vehicles on the road and to always ensure the comfort as well as safety of passengers, drivers and the ordinary man on the street.
In this vein, it has on offer at all their stations across the country several lubricants of high quality for vehicles.
Engine oil for heavy-duty vehicles and machines (diesel) are available, whilst the other brand for jeeps and other types of vehicles of both petrol and diesel engines are also available for sale at their different outlets.
These lubricants are developed with the right formula to meet the needs of engine specifications. Such is made possible by the professional work of the company’s engineers, under the watchful eye of its Management and team.
Within the realm of making effective usage of technology, NP is currently availing its numerous customers the opportunity to make use of Smart Cards to procure fuel. With this sim card, known as NP Smart Card, its customers can purchase any amount of fuel they want. Customers have a stipulated amount of fuel on the card in accordance with what they have paid for (a pre-paid system).
Thus the customer has a choice to request for a lesser quantity of fuel as he or she so desires or takes the total correlated to the amount of money on the sim card.
Currently, apart from private customers patronizing this system, International organizations, Banks, and certain Government institutions, including the Judiciary, have these sim cards. This system alleviates the long process of dealing with LPOs as done in the past. Drivers in such institutions can now easily access fuel from the fuel station with the production of the sim card, which is then run through a small device and service is rendered quickly without any itch.
As far as customer care is concerned, NP-SL Ltd, is second to none. Smartly dressed, its pump attendants exude the quality service that the company is known for. Politely talking to its customers and directing them to the various pumping points, they deliver a service that is exceptional in that field.
The introduction of NP Cooking Gas is geared towards providing a better alternative, which is environment-friendly.
These NP Gas Cookers are readily available in the company’s different filling stations and are going for affordable prices. Most have disclosed that the cookers are user-friendly and could be used for various cooking purposes
NP-SL is committed to upholding political stability, deepen national development and ensuring widespread accessibility to its high-grade qualitative petroleum products.