21 March 2018, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – As part of its corporate social responsibility, the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, has commissioned an ultra-modern library and a civic centre built by the company in Ogoda Community, Ahoada-West Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The oil firm and its Joint Venture Partners, NNPC/Oando, expressed optimism that the projects will further strengthen the already existing cordial relationship between the company and the community.
Speaking on behalf of the JV partners at the ceremony, the Managing Director of NAOC, Mr. Massimo Insulla, called on the people of Ogoda community to adopt dialogue as a tool for resolving conflicts whenever the need arises.
Insulla, represented at the event by the Manager, Stakeholders Management and Community Development, Mr. Dennis Masi, assured that the company would do all that was necessary to provide social amenities to the people of its host communities in order to uplift the people’s standard of living.
He added that the civic centre would boost social mobilisation and communal relations in the community.
For his part, the Caretaker Committee Chairman, Ahoada-West Local Government Area, Mr. Frank Ogiri, commended NAOC and her JV Partners, for supporting the community with a state-of-the-art social amenity.
Ogiri charged members of the community to reciprocate the company’s gesture by continually maintaining peace as well as provide an enabling environment for the company’s operations.
Earlier, the Youth President of Ogoda Community, Mr. Abizu Agwenita, assured the company of the community’s commitment to safeguarding the assets of the company against vandalism.
Agwenita commended NAOC and her JV partners for providing basic amenities for the community such as road, electricity, classroom blocks and drainage systems, which he said has changed the face of the community.