CSR: NGIC donates 20 lock- up shops to Ugbokodo

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The NNPC Gas Infrastructure Company Limited (NGIC), has donated  two blocks  of  20 lock-up shops to Ugbokodo Community in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta.

The project was inaugurated and handed over to the host community on Tuesday as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Addressing the people, the Managing Director of NGIC, Mr Seyi Omotowa, said that the well-being of the host communities was paramount to the company’s CSR thrust.

Omotowa was represented by Mr Kazachiyang Nuhu, Executive Director, Business Service of the NGIC.

He said that NGIC is a socially responsible organisation that viewed host communities as partners, with the desire to key into her numerous business opportunities.

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The managing director said that NGIC had the mandate to transport natural gas for domestic consumption, and regional export with a vision to support the country`s economic growth.

He added that its gas pipelines infrastructure network transversed over 2,500 km across over 350 host communities in 11 states in the country.

“As a responsible and responsive company, we remain committed to developing a robust and sustainable relationship with our host communities.

“Therefore, we present to you these two blocks of 20 lock-up shops as a token of our contribution to the development of this community which we cherish dearly.

“We shall continue to solicit for your cooperation in the maintenance of peace in order to support our business growth and aspirations for the benefit of this community and Nigerians in general,” he said.

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Omotowa said that NGIC would continue to encourage and appreciate communities that promote peace, dialogue and understanding in the resolution of issues.

He urged the aggrieved communities to always contact the NGIC Management through its Corporate Communication Department, rather than a third party.

Omotowa urged the community to safeguard the facility by putting in place adequate security measures.

Responding, Mr Christopher Ofoye,  Chairman of Ugbokodo Community thanked the NGIC for the project.

He appealed to NGIC  to complete the remaining market projects based on the already submitted architectural drawings by the community..

Ofoye assured that the market would be put into judicious use while continually maintaining the existing cordial relationship with the company.

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Also speaking, Mr Etioyibo Lucky, the National Conference Chairman of Ugbokodo Community thanked the NGIC and urged other companies operating in the community to emulate the company.

The Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, Retired Maj.-Gen. Richard Mujakpero thanked the company for the project.

He was represented by Chief Clifford Ikpikpini.

Highlights of the occasion were the display by the Ugbokodo traditional dance troop and the cutting of the tape.

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