Naoc Commissions Corps Members Lodge In Delta


Poised to solve the perennial accommodation problem, faced by youth corps members posted to Tuomo Community and its environs, the Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited , operator of the NNPC/NAOC/ONDO Joint Venture has commissioned an ultra- modern corpers’ lodge in Tuomo community, Burutu local Government Area of Delta State.
Speaking during the ceremony which was attended by hundreds of elated Tuomo community indigenes, the Managing Director of Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited, Mr. Massimo Insulla, who was represented by the Stakeholders Management and Community Development Division Manager of the company, Mr. Dennis Masi said the commissioning of the corpers lodge was NAOC’s response to the need of the community as expressed in the Quick Impact Memorandum of Understanding between NAOC/JV Partners and Tuomo Community.
The Managing Director, while commending the Joint Venture Partners, NNPC and Oando for continuously supporting NAOC in the implementation of developmental infrastructures within its areas of operation, noted that the commissioning of the project will go a long way to address the accommodation challenges faced by youth corps members posted to the community .
Insulla urged the corpers and indeed the people of Tuomo to reciprocate the gesture by taking good care and maintaining the edifice.
In his address, the Chief Executive Officer of Oando Energy Resources, Mr. Pade Durotoye who was represented by the General Manager, External Relations, Mr. KofoTunji-Olagunju, while commending Tuomo community for their continuous support, said the company will continually ensure the provision of more social projects and programmes that promote community development within its area of operations.
Durotoye further noted that the positive socio-economic benefits that the youth corps members will bring to Tuomo community prompted Oando’s support for the building of the corpers lodge in the community.
Earlier, while presenting an address on behalf of the community, the Chairman of Tuomo Community Development Committee, Mr. Ozidi Seaman said the community was very grateful to NAOC and its JV partners for the construction and completion of the corpers lodge as the project will encourage youth corps members posted to the community to stay and contribute to the educational development of the community.
Also in his remarks, the Amananaowei of Tuomo community, Chief Opokumo Emokpor further commended NAOC and its JV Partners for being development partners of Tuomo community.
The commissioned corpers’ lodge consists of nine fully furnished self-contain rooms, a fully furnished lounge, a kitchenette, a mini water scheme and a perimeter fence to provide security.