Emulate NGC’s Corporate Social Responsibility Disposition, DTSG Charges Companies In Delta

Representative of MD, NGC Mrs Uche Ossai, Executive Director, Support Services, NGC, speaking g at the commissioning ceremony

By Great Maduawulechuk

The Delta State Government, (SSG), has commended the examplary disposition of the Management of Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) Limited, a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in the discharge of it’s Corporate Social Responsibility to host communities, just as it called on companies operating in the state to emulate NGC’s gesture.

The Secretary to Delta State Government (SSG), Chief Patrick Ukah gave the commendation at the commissioning hand over ceremonies of two fully furnished Basic Primary Health Care Centres to Umu-Eziogoli community in Ukwuani Local Government Area and Umuseti-Ogbe community in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State.

Chief Ukah, represented Mrs Gladys Priegere at both ceremonies, said that the projects no doubt will complement the efforts of the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, who is very passionate about the health and well-being of Deltans, as he appealed to other companies operating in the state to emulate the good gesture of NGC by giving back to host communities.

According to him, “No doubt, the event of today testified to an existing cordial relationship between NGC and the host communities (Umu-Eziogoli and Umuseti-Ogbe). With peaceful  environment,  Corporate Social Responsibility can be attracted to a community.”

“Therefore we want to appeal to both communities to sustain cordial relationships they have shown to the company. By so doing, we know the company will put more developmental infrastructures in these communities. In the same vein, I enjoined all companies operating in the state to fulfil their Corporate Social Responsibility to their host communities.”

While handing over the facilities,  the Managing Director of Nigerian Gas Company Limited,  Engr. Seyi Omotowa, said the projects were part of the companies corporate social responsibilities to her host communities.

Engr. Omotowa, who was represented  by Mrs Uche Ossai, Executive Director, Support Services, NGC, said that the company is committed to developing a robust and sustainable relationship with its host communities.

According to Engr. Seyi; “The wellbeing of our host communities is paramount in our Corporate Social Responsibility thrust, and this is simply why we are here today. Therefore,  we present to you these Basic Health Centres as a token of our contribution to the development of both communities which we cherish dearly as one of our peace-loving communities.”

“On our part as a company,  we shall continue to solicit for your co-operation and assistance in the maintenance of peace in order to support our business growth aspirations for the benefit of our people in this communities and Nigerians generally.”

“Let me reiterate,  that NGC will always encourage and appreciate communities that promote peace,  dialogue and understanding in the resolution of any issue. This, indeed,  is the hallmark of our community relations engagement process.  We would appreciate direct contact with NGC Management through our Public Affairs Department on any community issues and not through a third party. Problems are better solved where there is constant communication between entities with vested interest, for the mutual benefit of all.”

“Finally,  let me appeal to you as communities, that this Health Centre is yours,  we therefore urge you to safeguard it by putting in place adequate security measures to protect it.”

Those who responded for both communities are, Mr Ogochukwu Nwose, Chairman Umu-Eziogoli community, Barr. Nelson Enumah, and Mr Kingsley Chukwutem Ndiom, Chairman CDC, Umuseti-Ogbe, Mr George Oliseh for Umu Odia/Achi family.

They all commended Nigeria Gas Company Limited for the kind gestures, promising to secure both facilities and ensuring that they both serve the essence of which it was provided, and also urge the Delta State Primary Health Care Board and both Local to work in synergy in order to put both facilities into use in no distant time.

In their separate remarks,  the Chairman of Ukwuani Local Government Council,  Hon.  Barr. C.S.P Ajede, represented by Okpor Elias and the Chairman of Ndokwa West Local Government Council,  Hon Chief Goddey Obi Nzete, represented by Augustine Ogochukwu  Okom, Secretary to Ndokwa West Local Government Council.

They commended NGC over the establishment of the Health Care Center in both communities,  noting that,  they will work in synergy with the State Primary Health Care Board to ensure that both facilities are put into use in no distant time.







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