BOVAS opened her first service station in Osogbo, the capital city of Osun State in Nigeria in 1991 as part of the efforts to assist the government in making petroleum products more accessible to everyone. Presently, the Company operates One Hundred & Nineteen (119) service stations around the country and has several more under various stages of construction, which are to be delivered at intervals. A Liquefied Petroleum Gas Plant was added to the group in 1995, to cater for the domestic gas customers primarily in the southwestern part of the country with Twenty (20) operational gas skids.
In 1980, our Managing Director Mrs. V. A. Samson started as a dealer under Texaco Nigeria Ltd. (now MRS Plc.) distinguished herself by winning the most priced Texaco Plc Best Dealer Award in sales, marketing innovativeness amongst others for the Latin American/West African Region. The BOVAS group was established in 1980 and started operations as an indigenous independent petroleum marketing company.
The LPG plant, situated at Jegede Bus Stop, Akanran Road, Ibadan, Oyo State commenced operations also in 1995. We supply LPG directly to homes and other major domestic users of LPG and also provide refilling services at our plant. The company has also introduced innovative LPG Auto Skid Units at selected service stations and locations across the nation.
BOVAS’ management philosophy is based on Solid Foundation, Confidence, Truth and Vigor. People who come to BOVAS want to work here because we have created an environment that encourages team building, project management, skill transfer, and career development.
We are committed to ensuring the Health and Safety of all Employees and Customers. With the Design and Maintenance of our facilities, safe storage and handling of petroleum products are put in place as preventive measures against environmental pollution and destruction of lives and properties, through strict compliance with construction and HSE Standards and Regulations.
Hazards are carefully and critically identified while risks are reduced as low as reasonably practicable. All employees, from those in the ‘High Risk Zones’ to those in the ‘Low Risk Zones’ of operations periodically undergo Safety and Fire Management trainings. Upon compliance with standards and regulations, periodic and sporadic Safety Audits are being carried out for continued compliance and identification of hazards. Incident Investigation Is however carried out if an accident or near-miss occurs for thorough analysis to prevent re-occurrence.
The Health, Safety and Security of our employees, customers and environment are not negotiable.