By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
Reprieve has come to inhabitants of OML 65 and NOGA assets host communities in Delta State, following the donation of seven 500KVA and 300 KVA step down transformers to them by management of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
Other items donated to the host communities are 300 solar powered deep freezers and 3,000 school chairs and desks.
The Deputy Manager, Community Relations Department (CRD), Noble Imabibo presented the items to members of the Communities on behalf of the Managing director of NPDC, Mansur Sambo.
Sambo said NPDC presented the items to OML 65 and NOGA Communities to boost their economy as well as ameliorate the hardship facing the people of the communities.
He said the items are to be shared among the seven communities in the Non-Oil and Gas Asset (NOGA) and OML 65 assets host communities equally.
“The items will in no doubt improve the presence of social amenities and life of the people.
“It is therefore pertinent to utilize the kind gesture to better your life and that of your families.
“NPDC is a friend to the communities where its operates, we are partners in progress and we share a common bond towards sustaining the existing mutual relationship.
“We shall continue to leverage on the peaceful coexistence and improve on our corporate social responsibilities to bring about development in our host communities,” he said.
“l advise you to eschew all forms of violence, radicalism and other actions capable of creating societal unrest”, Sambo said.
Responding, Mr Misan Ogbegbe, President general of Okorofiangbe Community in Warri south, thanked NPDC for the gesture to the host communities.
He urged NPDC to do more and appealed to other corporate organisations to take their corporate social responsibilities to host communities seriously.