The Chairman and founder of one of Nigeria’s major Oil & Gas Companies, Alhaji Auwalu Abdullahi Rano has been awarded with the national honours of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).
The award was conferred on the chairman of AA Rano Nigeria Limited by President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2022 National Honours Award Investiture Ceremony held at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja on Tuesday the 11th of October 2022.
He received his award at the event which had many dignitaries, government officials and other honours award recipients present. His award was in honour of his invaluable contribution to the development of Nigeria’s Oil & gas sector through his company AA Rano Nigeria Limited.
AA Rano Nigeria Limited was established in Kano, Northern Nigeria in 1994. It started with marketing and distribution of petroleum products within the downstream segment and has since expanded to the upstream segment of the oil and gas sector. The company has grown in leaps and bounds in 28 years of operations to become one of Africa’s largest independent energy companies with strong international reach.
Alhaji Rano’s latest strides is in aviation where he has invested a lot of resources in acquiring commercial planes towards launching an indigenous airline. The airline which is to be called Rano Air is currently undergoing final approvals with the regulatory authorities.
The Kano-born indigene is a philanthropist and has impacted on many lives and communities through the various CSR projects of his foundation known as the AA Rano Foundation.