L-R- Engr. Kayode Sote CEO, Lubeservices Associates, Mr. Taiye Williams MD, Lubcon Limited, Mr. Raheem Olabode, Assistant Director, Corporate Planning CMC Connect Burson-Marsteller, Mr. George Nwakaihe of SGS Inspection Services Nigeria Limited at the press conference, flagging of 2015 edition of the Nigerian Lubricants Summit.
“It is imperative for Nigerians to be aware of the quality of Lubricants that are used in their cars and machinery”. This was the underlying factor discussed by Engr Kayode Sote, principal partner, Lubeservices Associates at the press conference flagging off the 2nd Nigerian Lubricants Summit 2015 held on Thursday, 29th October 2015 in Lagos.
Engr. Sote, who is the technical consultant to the Nigerian Lubricants Summit, explained the need to draw attention to the nation’s lubricant quality and the challenges the industry has witnessed. He mentioned that a vast number of Nigerians usually use improper roadside lubricants that do not go through testing, which sometimes affects their equipment or vehicles.
Speaking on the summit, he explained that this is the second edition of the Nigerian Lubricants Summit, and it is an avenue to inform and educate stakeholders on the quality of Lubricants in the Nigerian market and to promote the marketing potential of lubes manufactured locally.
“The imperatives of the technical and commercial challenges of the Nigerian lubricants market informed the need to organize this year’s Conference and Exhibition on lubricants quality, its sustainability, compliance and enforcement in line with the research and development in base oils, additive technology and techno - economic dynamics of engine designs in general.
Also speaking at the press conference, the Managing Director, Lubcon Limited, Mr Taiye Williams stated the need to sanitize the Nigerian lubricant sector for growth in the Oil and Gas industry. “For us at Lubcon, we have invested a lot on testing lubricants in laboratories to ensure that the quality we are preaching is what Nigerians get,” he said.
He revealed that the summit has been endorsed by the Standards
Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). It is a 3-Day event, which includes an International conference, Exhibition and Stakeholder’s Dinner.
“It is expected to have key players outside the country and in the Nigerian Lubricants Industry including participants from the Standards Organization of Nigeria, Department of Petroleum Resources, Major Oil Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Lubricants Producers Association of Nigeria (LUPAN), Independent Petroleum Marketers’ Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Members of the Press and more,” Williams noted.