Ardova Plc, formerly Forte Oil Plc, has announced that its newly-inaugurated solar-powered retail service station at Oniru in Lagos will power the streetlights in its immediate vicinity.

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The Chief Executive Officer, Ardova Plc, Mr Olumide Adesoun, disclosed this while speaking at the launch of the station. He remarked that the facility had so far generated over 5,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity.

He said, “We are glad to commence the rollout of our newly branded Ardova Plc service stations with the launch of our Oniru station, which is wholly solar-powered and an indication of our mission to champion the transition to clean energy in Nigeria.

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“I am certain that customers who come to this station and every other AP service station will notice that we had more than a facelift; we built future-ready stations that are a pleasure to be in for customers while we provide excellent service in catering to their needs.”

Adeosun said the company remained highly committed to becoming Nigeria’s leading provider of clean energy.

He said, “With our Oniru station we are providing a glimpse of the direction in which we are headed. The station runs strictly on solar energy and has so far generated over 5,000 kilowatt-hours and in due time will begin to power the streetlights in its immediate vicinity.

Ardova Station at Oniru, Lagos.
Ardova Station at Oniru, Lagos.

“This is a model of the future we are creating, one where through we can harness sustainable energy in our service stations to generate enough energy to power our immediate communities.”

AP’s Chairman, Mr AbdulWasiu Sowami, said the launch of the station marked the final phasing out of the old brand.