Port Harcourt, Wednesday, May 20, 2020: Niger Delta Exploration & Production Plc, Nigeria’s foremost Independent integrated Energy Company, has donated ₦25 million worth of COVID-19 Relief Items to the Rivers State Government as well as its Host Communities towards mitigating the effects of the Pandemic.
Rivers State Government received a total of ₦15 Million worth of COVID-19 Relief Items while NDEP subsidiary, Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Ltd (NDPR)’s Host Communities of Ogbele, Oshiugbokor, Obumeze, Otari, Omaraka and Rumuekpe received a total of ₦10 Million worth of Relief Items.
Among the COVID-19 Relief Items donated by NDEP to Rivers State Government are 5 units of Parameter Monitors (10”-12”), 10 Units of Infrared Body Temperature Guns, 4,000 Units of Hand Sanitizers, 150 Packets of Nose Masks and 10 Units of Oxygen Concentrators.
For the Host Communities, the Relief Items comprised bags of Rice and Vegetable Oil which were meant to support families in the six host Communities amid the Pandemic.
According to the Managing Director of NDEP Plc, Dr. Layi Fatona, the Company’s donation to the Rivers State government was to complement the various efforts being made by Governor Nyesom Wike’s Administration to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the State.
“We believe that the battle to defeat COVID-19”, Dr. Fatona said, “is one that requires our collective support and commend the proactive steps your Administration has taken so far to protect lives in the State since the outbreak of the Pandemic.”
He also pledged NDEP’s continued support for the State in its quest to effectively contain the Pandemic and wished the State total success in its efforts.
Dr. Fatona also said the donation to the Host Communities was to assist families in the Communities with coping with the economic effects of the Pandemic as well as in furtherance of the great relationship that had existed between the Company and the Communities.
The Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, received the Items for the Government on behalf of Governor Nyesom Wike and thanked NDEP for supporting the State Government in its quest to effectively mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on residents of Rivers State.
NDEP is the first independent integrated Energy Company in Nigeria with vibrant business interests in various aspects of the Country’s Oil & Gas Value Chain.
Among NDEP’s subsidiaries are the Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Ltd. (NDPR), operator of the Ogbele Joint Venture, as well as ND Refineries Ltd, which operates the Ogbele Refinery Complex in Rivers State.