Energy Hosts Reunion for Oleum Academy Alumni
…Celebrates training 4760 mechanics
nationwide, additional 300 to be trained in 2019
Nigeria. September 2019: OVH Energy
Marketing Ltd, licensee of the Oando retail brand and Nigeria’s leading
provider of trusted petroleum products and services, hosted a reunion for
beneficiaries of its Oleum Academy. The event tagged ‘The Big Reunion’ which
held in Ikeja, had over 500 Lagos based mechanics in attendance, the chairmen
of the Nigerian Automobile
Technicians Association (NATA) and the Motor Mechanics and Technicians
Association of Nigeria (MOMTAN).
alumni reunion offered the opportunity for the mechanics to engage with their
peers and to celebrate the company’s achievement following the commitment made
in 2014 to train 5000 Nigerian mechanics in 5 years. So far, 4760 mechanics
nationwide have graduated from the 3-month training program in mechatronics,
lubrication and entrepreneurship. Also, 300 recently inducted mechanics will
take part in the 2019 training edition in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano.
at the reunion, the Ag. Chief Marketing Officer, OVH Energy Marketing Ltd.,
Lilian Ikokwu said, “We are extremely proud of the feat achieved, and beyond
this, OVH Energy is re-launching an initiative to support graduates of the
academy with the Oleum Reseller Scheme – an Oleum lubricant reward program
aimed at boosting their income. As our unofficial ambassadors, we are committed
to ensuring their lives and that of their circles of influence or communities
are positively impacted, hence our drive to meeting their needs in ways we
the Oleum Academy alumni together rightly highlights the value-add the
trainings have offered over time and builds the memory history each beneficiary
holds. The trainings which ensure Nigerians have access to professional and
technically sound automotive support, was initiated to bridge the skills gap in
the auto-repair industry, Ikokwu added.
Chairman, National Automobile Technician Association (NATA), Comrade Jacob
Omonide-Fayehu commended OVH Energy Marketing for its continued efforts at
impacting the lives of blue collar workers in the Nation. According to him “it
is vital to invest in Nigeria’s skilled labour force as this contributes
greatly to capacity building and our economic development”. We are proud to be
associated with OVH Energy Marketing and we look forward to attaining greater
heights with them, he added.
alumnus of Oleum Academy, Rasheed Ademola, Third Best Graduating Student, Class
of 2017, expressed his appreciation saying, “Before I joined the Oleum Academy,
I was a mere mechanic’s apprentice with little knowledge on how the industry
operates. Today, I am pleased to say that I am an automobile technician with
expert skills in mechatronics and lubrication, all thanks to OVH Energy”. The Oleum Academy alumni expressed immense
gratitude for organizing the reunion and commended the efforts of OVH Energy at
supporting the industry.
in Lagos with 100 mechanics, the Oleum academy was conceived by OVH energy in
2014 as a corporate investment and skills development programme targeted at
bridging the skills gap amongst mechanics in the Nigerian auto-repair
industry. Oleum Academy is committed to raising
the standard in the auto-repair industry in Nigeria through trainings in
automotive-mechatronics, lubrication and entrepreneurship for mechanics and
auto-technicians in Nigeria.
Notes to Editors
Founded in August 2014, Oleum Academy is a skills development
initiative born out of the commitment to raise the automotive maintenance
standard in Nigeria. It offers Automotive-mechatronics, lubrication and
entrepreneurship trainings for mechanics and auto technicians nationwide. The Oleum Academy mission is to contribute to
the closure of knowledge gap by 80% and to ensure Nigerians have access to
professional and technically sound automotive support.
OVH Energy is the
leading indigenous marketer of choice providing trusted petroleum products and
services in Nigeria. Our expertise spans across the provision of jetty services
and the marketing and distribution of refined petroleum products for retail, commercial
and industrial purposes.
OVH Energy provides
solutions for a wide range of energy needs through its subsidiaries: OVH Energy
Marketing (OVHEM) Limited, licensee of the Oando retail brand and ASPM Limited,
custodians of the Lagos Midstream Jetty, also known as West Africa’s First
Privately Owned Midstream Jetty.
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