As part of efforts to ameliorate the untold hardship facing host communities in Delta state, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) has empowered OML 65 host and Non-Oil and Gas Asset (NOGA) communities with seven 500KVA transformers and 300 solar powered deep freezers.
The company, a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) also donated 300 KVA step down transformers and 3,000 school chairs desks and chairs to the communities.
The NPDC Managing Director, Mansur Sambo, said the items would boost economy in the host communities.
Sambo who was represented by the Deputy Manager, Community Relations Department (CRD), Noble Imabibo, said the items are to be shared among seven communities in the Non Oil and Gas Asset (NOGA) and OML 65 assets host communities equally.
According to Sambo, “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.
“And l advise you to eschew all forms of violence, radicalism and other actions capable of creating societal unrest”.
President General of Okorofiangbe community, Mr Misan Ogbegbe, lauded the company for its kind gesture to host communities and urged other corporate organisations to emulate the gesture.