Port Harcourt — The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, NLNG, has donated a Renal Centre worth N381million to the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, to support the response to COVID-19 pandemic and to boost healthcare delivery in the state.
At the signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Agreement with the management of the hospital, NLNG’s Managing Director, Engr. Tony Attah, said NLNG was committed to supporting healthcare delivery in Rivers State, in line with its vision of “helping to build a better Nigeria”.
Attah said the Company was also investing in the Bonny Community Health Insurance Programme, to help improve access to quality healthcare services, and the Bonny Malaria Eradication Programme, to cut down malaria-related mortality among women and children under five and to make Bonny Island, Nigeria’s first malaria-free zone.
Represented by General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development, Mrs Eyono Fatayi-Williams, Attah said these interventions signified NLNG’s resolve to stand with the people of Rivers State and to reciprocate their goodwill and support to the Company over the years.
The donation is coming closely on the heels of the Company’s COVID-19 donations in medical equipment and supplies worth over N476 million to five states, namely Lagos, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Edo and Adamawa states as part of its contribution to the N11.4 billion oil and gas industry collaborative initiative, spearheaded by NNPC to fight COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier in the year, NLNG made donations to the Rivers State Government; Bonny Local Government and residents of Bonny Island of medical supplies and materials worth about N1billion.
The company’s other interventions in Rivers State include training of medical personnel on Bonny Island, the base of its operations, donation of food items as palliatives to its host communities and the provision of a 24-bed treatment centre at the Bonny Zonal Hospital for residents of Bonny community.