Seahorse Lubricant wins Manual Transmission oil award for 2018

The Institute of Oil and Gas Research and Hydrocarbon Studies, IOGRHS, just recently in Lagos, honoured Sea Horse Industries Limited, with its 2018 Best Manual Transmission oil award, with a charge to the company to maintain its quality.

The award was conferred on the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of Sea Horse Industries Limited, Mr Ebuka Onunkwo, at the occasion of IOGRHS annual Oil and Gas Product Forum, held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja, with the theme  ‘Oil and Gas Product Manufacturing: Prospects, Challenges and Progress.’

The honour according to the organizers was in recognition of the industry’s ability to produce local lubricants with good quality, a feat they said was in tandem with the institute’s attempt to develop competent oil and gas professionals that are supporting the rapid technological occurrences in the industry. Receiving the award, an elated Onunkwo, noted that the honour on his company was a call for further dedication, for the good of Nigeria and benefit to humanity.  

Dedicating the award to members of his staff, he disclosed that efforts were still on to achieve the target of being the best lubricant industry in Africa before 2028. Noting that the company was presently producing 24 million litres per annual, he, however, expressed hope that it would expand with time. 

 In an interview with journalists, Onunkwo explained, “The industry has contributed to the nation’s economy by way of job creation which has helped to reduce the number of the teeming jobless youths.” 

According to Onunkwo, the oil is blended locally in Nigeria, in their mega plant in Ozubulu, Anambra state where they have expatriates from Turkey working for them. “What I am producing in Nigeria today is better in terms of quality than what I was importing,” answered Onunkwo on being asked how Sea Horse managed to pull through in the face of foreign lubricants in the country. He added that the presence of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON has helped streamline standards with sub-standard products being tracked.