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Eroton E&P Intervenes in 60 Host Communities in Rivers with Palliatives

Eroton E&P, one of the joint ventures with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in the operation of Oil Mining License 18 (OML 18), has intervened in 60 communities in Rivers State with food items as palliatives to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in its host communities.

The palliatives were delivered at collection points in Port Harcourt and Okrika for host communities which cut across five local councils of the state, including Degema, Asari Toru, Akuku Toru, Bonny and Okrika local council areas. These were received by their representatives at their respective liaison offices in Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor and Okrika local council area.

The operations director of Eroton, Emmanuel Thompson, who led the team to make the distribution to liaison centres around the state, said the firm had earlier participated in the oil industry intervention led by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) under the Independent Petroleum Producers Group (IPPG), an organization of Nigerian indigenous oil producing companies in which it donated an ambulance, test kits, surgical and non-surgical masks, hospital beds, goggles and oxygen concentrators.

Thompson said: “We have been interacting with our host communities and the first stage of the interventions was an enlightenment campaign as well as the distribution of sanitizers and hand gloves. We continue to work with the communities and we expect support from them”.

The cluster chairman of Degema One Cluster Development Board, Engineer, Firimabo Bob Ogunga, said the palliative was going to be a big relief to the host communities because it came at the peak of their needs. He assured that the items will be evenly distributed as they have an existing system of sharing and distribution in the communities.

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