08 April 2014, Warri – Ecobank Nigeria has donated two Hilux vans worth million of naira to the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC), Warri, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to support the fight against pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta region.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony in Warri, a statement quoted the Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Mr. Jibril Aku to have said the negative impact of pipeline vandals on the economy was quite enormous, stressing the need for sustained efforts to stem their growing activities.
Aku, who was represented by the Executive Director, South-south/South-east of the bank, Mr. Kingsley Umadia said: “Vandalism is totally unacceptable. People suffer unduly during fuel crisis and same with the economy. We will continue to do whatever we can to support PPMC in this fight.”
He said the donation was in line with the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy to contribute and make meaningful impact in its host environment, adding that, the bank will continue to support initiatives that affect people’s lives.
In his address, the Managing Director, PPMC, Mr. Haruna Momoh commended Ecobank for the donation, stating that it would go a long way in assisting the company in pipeline surveillance and repairs on timely basis.
Represented by the Executive Director, Operations, Engr. Emmanuel Wowo, he called on other corporate organisations to emulate Ecobank in its effort at ensure pumping of crude oil to Warri and Kaduna refineries, as well as supply of white products to the public.