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Worried by the rate of under development in its operational areas in the Oil rich Niger Delta region, the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and its Joint Venture partners, NNPC/Oando have respectively built and commissioned a 2.1km road and drainage in Idu Osobile Community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State and a 1.044km road and drainage in Irri, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State.

This is with a view to boost socio-economic activities in the respective communities and a demonstration of its corporate social responsibility towards improving the standard of living in the host communities.

Speaking at the ceremony in Idu Osobile Community, the managing Director of NAOC, Mr. Massimo Insulla on behalf of the Joint Venture partners, said that the commissioning of the project was in continuation of the Joint Venture’s drive to make life more meaningful to the people of her host communities.

Insulla who was represented by the Stakeholders Management and Community Development Division Manager, NAOC, Mr. Dennis Masi, urged the people of the Idu Osobile to reciprocate the joint venture partners’ gesture by providing an enabling environment for its operations.

He further said that “ it is believed that with the commissioning of the project, our relationship with your community will continue to be more fruitful, peaceful and enduring as we envisaged that the 2.1km road and drainage will not only ease internal mobility but will also impact positively on the socio-economic activities of the community”.

Earlier in an address by the community, Chief Chidi Odioka commended NAOC and its Joint Venture Partners for all the projects executed and commissioned in Idu Osobile community. While thanking the JV partners for their prompt completion of the projects, he assured of the community’s continued cooperation in providing an enabling environment for the JV partners’ operations.

In a related development, the NAOC JV have also completed and commissioned a 1.044km road and drainage in Irri community, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State.

In an address presented during the commissioning of the project in Irri, the chairman, Community Development Committee, Irri Community, Deacon Bini Idhe thanked the joint venture partners for providing infrastructural amenities that have benefitted the people of Irri community.

He commended the company for the numerous ongoing projects in the community and promised to always support the programme of joint venture partners.

The events ended with the presentations of certificates of completion to the respective communities.


Culled from TIDE

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