NAOC Commissions Civic Centre, Library In Ahoada


In a bid to boost social mobilisation and communal relations in its operation area, the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and its Joint Venture Partners, NNPC/Oando have built and commissioned an ultra-modern Civic Centre and library project in Ogoda Community in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State, last Wednesday.
Speaking on behalf of the Joint Venture Partners during the ceremony, the Managing Director of NAOC Limited, Mr. Massimo Insulla, represented by the Stakeholders Management and Community Development Division Manager, Mr. Dennis Masi said that the company would do all that is necessary to provide social amenities to the people of its host communities in order to uplift the standard of living of the people.
Insulla, while calling on the people of Ogoda community to adopt dialogue as a tool for resolving conflicts whenever the need arises, noted that it was the hope of the Joint Venture Partners that the commissioned projects will ‘’further strengthen the already existing cordial relationship between NAOC JV Partners and the community’’.
Earlier in an address on behalf of the community, the Youth President, Comrade Abizu Agwenita, represented by Elder O. C. Jeremiah, commended NAOC and its JV Partners for providing various amenities in the community such as asphalt road, electrification, school classroom blocks and drainage systems that had helped to change the face of the community.
Agwenita used the occasion to re-assure the company of the community’s commitment to safeguarding the assets of the company against vandalism.
Also speaking, the Caretaker Committee Chairman, Ahoada West Local Government, Hon. Frank Rogers Ogiri, who was represented by the Council Secretary, Hon. Felix Edanuko commended NAOC and its JV Partners for supporting the community with a first class social amenity.
The council boss urged the community to reciprocate the company’s gesture by continually maintaining peace as well as provide an enabling environment for the operations of the JV Partners.
Present at the occasion were the Managing Director, Oando Oil Limited, Engr. Pade Durotoye, represented by the Community Relations Officer, Mr. Orok Rosta, the Deputy Manager, Infrastructure, Engineering and Estate Maintenance, NAOC, Mrs. Naina Osima, among other personalities.