Bayelsa Oil & Gas

Agip inaugurates power projects in Bayelsa communities

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), yesterday, inaugurated power projects in two communities in Bayelsa state, reinstating its commitment for improved living standard of its host communities in the Niger Delta region.

The company, which operates the NNPC/NAOC/ONDO Joint Venture unveiled ultra-modern 200kva generator and generator house in Osifo and Abuetor communities in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The General Manager of the NAOC, Mr. Marco Rotondi, who was represented by the Stakeholders Management and Community Development Division Manager, Mr. Dennis Masi, said the welfare of the the people remained the priority of the company.

Rotondi noted that the power projects were in fulfillment of the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) entered into between NAOC and its Joint Venture Partner.

He said they were designed to ensure the implementation of socially beneficial and sustainable projects in the company’s areas of operation.

Rotondi further called on the people of the two communities to reciprocate the gesture by providing a conducive working environment for the company’s operation.

Also speaking during the event, the Managing Director of Oando Oil Limited, Durotoye Olupade, said the projects would enhance the economic potential of the communities.

Olupade, who was represented by Chief Samuel Onyenwe, commended the people of the two communities for their peaceful disposition towards the company’s activities.

“This is the only way that more development projects can be attracted to the communities and I urge you to continue to exhibit this virtue.”

Speaking earlier, the President General of Osifo Community, Mr. John Oghoro thanked NAOC and its Joint Venture Partners for the projects.

Oghoro further commended the Joint Venture Partners for providing amenities such as Cottage Hospital, electrification, 1km road, six classroom block which according to him, had greatly impacted the community positively.

In his speech, the President General of Abuetor community, Mr. Lovely Agwor also thanked the company for all the developmental projects built in his communities.

He named them as; six classroom primary and secondary school blocks and electrification projects.

Agwor assured that the community would protect the project against vandalism.

The commissioning ceremonies in the two communities, witnessed a massive turn out of women, youths, children and people from all walks of life.

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