By Millicent Senava Mannah
NP (SL) Limited has, on Monday 29th January, 2024, commissioned a state of the art Fuel or Filling Station on Aberdeen Road in Freetown, popularly referred to as NP Aberdeen Road Fuel Station, during an auspicious event that was graced by the Management and staff of the petroleum importing and marketing entity, a representative from the Petroleum Regulatory Agency (PRA), the Proprietor of the new Fuel Station, his family members and well wishers. As was vividly pointed out during the commissioning of the strategically placed Fuel or Filling Station, the move or new development is geared towards expanding NP’s brand and market volume throughout Sierra Leone.
Another thing that was evidently underscored relating to the company’s modus operandi, while the unveiling ceremony was underway was that NP(SL) Ltd is focused on boosting partnerships with reputable individuals, as seen done this time round with the Proprietor, Alpha Sowe, to enhance the supply of quality petroleum products to the general public with the main objective of making their products easily accessible.
Speaking at the event, the Chief Executive Officer of NP (SL) Ltd, Kobi Walker, informed all that Management is very elated to partner with the Proprietor of the new Fuel Station, Hassan Sowe, thanking him for believing in their mission and vision which, he highlighted, prompted them as a company to partner with him which is now culminating in the commissioning of such a state of the art Fuel or Filling Station.
Kobi Walker mentioned that Hassan Sowe is no stranger to NP (SL) Ltd, recalling how the Proprietor’s father has been one of their long time partners. He used the occasion to send a message to every Sierra Leonean that it is possible for any ambitious and serious minded individual to do business with his or her fellow compatriots, making it clear that NP is an indigenous company set-up by 35 Sierra Leoneans further emphasizing that Sierra Leoneans are the only people that will contribute significantly in nation building.
“When we empower the nation we are also empowering individuals,” he averred pointing out that through his investment, Hassan Sowe, has created employment for twenty people which, he said, with benefits cascading to over 100 people who will be surviving from that.
He extended appreciation to everyone, who in one way or the other, participated in various ways to make it possible for the station to be commissioned further underpinning that buyers of products from the station must note that for every liter of fuel they buy, they are somehow helping a fellow Sierra Leonean.
Kobi Walker proudly intimated that NP-SL is doing exceptionally well with regards the importation and marketing of petroleum products including petrol, diesel, gas and lubricants of which the most widely used is the highly regarded Castrol Oil that has been widely accepted for the proper functioning of engines especially vehicle engines.
The General Manager of NP-SL, Saidu Mansaray, on his part said the commissioning of the station is part of the company’s strategic partnership that they are promoting.
“This station is just the beginning; it has a lot to tell about what NP has in mind to do in terms of fuel business. Now is the time we talk less and let our actions speak for us,” the General Manager said.
According to him, when customers start buying and experiencing their products, they will cascade the benefits to other people furthering that doing so is a powerful tool that is capable of bringing in more customers.
Saidu Mansaray revealed that from now on customers will start taking ownership of their transactions in all their various stations across the country assuring of giving them convenience, as they enjoy efficient and effective services.
The Proprietor of the new Fuel Station, Hassan Sowe, also commended NP- SL for the partnership, further expressing appreciation for his father’s long standing relationship with the institution. He called on all well meaning individuals to take ownership of the station as there are many opportunities to benefit from. The Proprietor further commended all his staff for their relentless efforts in making the investment a success.
Climaxing the event was the cutting of the tape by the CEO of NP-SL Ltd, Kobi Walker and the Proprietor, Hassan Sowe marking the official commissioning of the NP Aberdeen Road Fuel Station.