The Nigeria Army Property Limited (NAPL) has commissioned its first oil and gas filling station, that was recently built in Minna, Niger state capital, Leadership reported. According to Petrol Plaza News, it is one of the stations the NAPL planned to build in 36 states of Nigeria.
The 24-hour filling station has four pumps for petrol, and one pump each for diesel and kerosene, a supermarket, and a vehicle repair workshop. There is also a project to build a gas plant behind the station for which the Chief of Defense Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, laid the foundation stone for its construction.
“The establishment of the NAPL projects will afford the Nigerian Army optimal utilization of its human and material assets into profitable business ventures towards improving the welfare and well-being of the Nigerian armed forces personnel and their families and also the general public,” General Olonisakin, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari as the guest of honour, said. He added that “it will also afford the Nigerian army an opportunity to effectively engage all the arms of the service in their various areas of specialization for enhance service delivery.”