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Oando Marketing Launches 50kg Cylinder, Makes Free Delivery

22 Feb 2013

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Large homes and corporates are in for a good time as Oando Marketing, Nigeria’s leading petroleum products retailer championing switch from unwholesome fuels to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), has commenced free delivery on orders for its 50kg cylinders.
The 50kg cylinder is the company’s latest LPG offering which include – 3kg and 12.5kg cylinders, as well as bulk order and Pay-As-U-Gas services.
Head, LPG Sales and Operation, Oando Marketing, Julius Elumaro, explained that this was only another way the company aimed to delight its customers.

According to him, “The 50kg cylinder is designed to meet the LPG demands of our industrial and commercial customers, as well as homes with large cooking gas requirements. We are constantly deploying new ways to make it easier and more convenient for our customers to access our products.”
Elumaro further explained that customers could order the product through its customer care unit, using the dedicated phone number or through the website.

It is estimated that over 112 million Nigerians still cook with unwholesome cooking fuels estimated to be the cause of many health and environmental issues plaguing the country and the people, especially those in the rural areas.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 95,300 deaths occur in Nigeria annually as a result of diseases and complications that arise from smoke inhalation that occurs due to the usage of dirty cooking fuels.
To reduce the burden of cooking faced by low-income households, Oando Marketing extended its LPG offering with the introduction of the O-GAS 3kg cylinder.

Explaining the objective, CEO, Oando Marketing, Mr. Abayomi Awobokun, stated: “Our goal is to successfully switch up to 5 million households to cooking gas from kerosene and other dirty fuels over the next 3-5 years. We believe this effort will not only improve the quality of life of millions of Nigerians, it will also create up to 36,000 jobs across the value chain. These jobs will be created in the area of retail, distribution and manpower development as the LPG value chain grows and develops.”

The Oando O-GAS 3kg cooking stove is an integrated plug and play bundle that comes with a cylinder, burner platform and cooking gas. Refill is made easier using the company’s Pay-As-U-Gas service, where customers can have LPG dispensed directly into their cylinders, based on how much they can afford to buy.

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