The first Sahara Group company, “Sahara Energy Resource Limited”, was founded in 1996 as an oil trading business focused on Nigerian and West African oil products. Within 3 years the company had established itself as a credible trading house securing trade lines from international banks.
Over the years, as the company grew in reputation and size, it became evident that there was a need to diversify into other industry-related businesses. Initially, this was done by creating divisions within Sahara Energy Resource Limited. As the divisions grew into veritable businesses and revenue generators in themselves, they were established as separate limited liability companies, each with its own management and organizational structure, all co-existing as a part of the larger Group.