Our #TrailblazingTuesday Naijablazer of the Week is Mrs. Victoria A. Samson, the altruistic oil and gas amazon that has continued to make headlines for her uprightness and resilience in her chosen field.
She was the first Nigerian to win the highly competitive Texaco Latin America West Africa (LAWA) Award for Best Overall Dealer in 1990 for the highest sales in both regions combined.
Mrs. V. A. Samson is the founder and Managing Director of the BOVAS group that was established in 1980 and which started operations as an indigenous independent petroleum marketing company in the same year.
“Mama Bovas” as she is fondly called in and around Oyo state, is a marketer per excellence having an experience of over twenty-five (25) years in the Oil and Gas industry as Dealer with both Texaco Nigeria Plc and Mobil Plc.
She is the Matron of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), NNPC/PPMC Satellite Depot, Ejigbo, Lagos State and Apata Depot Ibadan, Oyo State.
Mrs Samson has led meritoriously over the years, making a difference in the Oil and Gas industry and is definitely an embodiment of resilience.
The BOVAS petroleum boss was just this week honoured by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on account of her stance at making petroleum product available to the traders and artisans at government approved prices irrespective of the hike situation, pointing out that the act alone has made it easier for artisans who depends on petrol as an alternative to power outages to remain in business.
Under her watch and altruistic leadership, BOVAS stations across the nation dispense products at official rates over the years, even at critical times. Madam Samson has proofed that Nigeria still has some God-fearing people.
She has made BOVAS a sound rebuke to all who seek to make excuses for those who choose to swim along with the tides of wrong, while refusing to do what’s proper and right.
She is the face of a true Nigerian woman!