Port Harcourt — Residents of Ogboinbiri community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State can now heave a sigh of relief, following the commissioning of a 500-metres shore protection constructed by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC JV.
The Italian oil firm, with its JV partners, who constructed and commissioned the project, explained that the project was as part of its corporate social responsibility for its host communities.
Speaking, the District General Manager of NAOC, Tiani Alessandro, said the company was moved by the plight of the people of the community.
The District Manager also tasked the community to continue sustaining a peaceful environment for the operations of the company in the interest of all the stakeholders in the area.
Represented by the Assistant Manager, Ogbainbiri Gas Plant, Mr. Uzozie Chimaraoke, Alessandro assured that NAOC JV would continue to change the landscape of its host communities through the provision of various development projects.
Responding, on behalf of the benefiting community, the Community Development Chairman of Ogboinbiri, Ayibakuro Okorodo, commended the company for the project and called on other oil companies operating in the Niger Delta to emulate the good gesture of NAOC JV.
Okorodo explained that the issue of flood and erosion has been a major challenge facing the community for decades.
He added that the construction of the shore protection was very significant to the community as it will safeguard them from future erosion.