NGIC Donates Lockup Shops To Delta Community

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As part of its corporate social responsibilities and development of its host communities,
NNPC Gas Infrastructure Company Limited (NGIC) today April 16, 2024, commissioned and handed over two blocks of twenty (20) lock-up shops to Ugbokodo Community, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.

In an address presented at the ceremony, the Managing Director of Nigerian Gas Infrastructure Company Limited, (NGIC) Engr. Seyi Omotowa, who officially commissioned the project, it was their desire to continue to have a smooth working relationship with host communities.

Represented on the occasion by the Executive Director, Business Services, Mr. Kazachiyang Nuhu, Engr. Omotowa noted that,NGIC is a socially responsible organisation whose community relations philosophy views the host communities as partners with the desire that they buy into her business opportunities.

“As a Gas Transportation Company with a vision to support the economic growth of Nigeria, our gas pipelines infrastructure network traverses over 2,500km across over 350 host communities in 11 States of the Federation.

“Nonetheless, as a responsible and responsive Company, we remain committed to developing robust and sustainable relationship with our host communities. Their wellbeing is paramount in our Corporate Social Responsibility thrust, and this is simply why we are here today.

“Therefore, we present to you this two blocks of twenty lock-up shops as a token of our contribution to the development of this community which we cherish dearly as one of our peace-loving communities.”

He solicited the cooperation and assistance of the Community in the maintenance of peace in order to support the business growth and aspirations for the benefit of the people of Ugbokodo Community and Nigerians generally.

Lockup Shops

While noting that NGIC will always encourage and appreciate communities that promote peace, dialogue and understanding in the resolution of any issue, he urged the people of Ugbokodo Community to safeguard the project by putting in place adequate security measures to protect it.

The Chairman of Ugbokodo Community, Christopher Ofoye appreciated NNPC Gas Infrastructure Company Limited & NGIC for commissioning the project in the land and for the gesture on their performance of social responsibility.

He said,”NNPC Gas Infrastructure is indeed, a friend to Ugbokodo Community with human meekness compared to other oil companies exploiting us.”

He highlighted NGIC contributions to Ugbokodo Community to include but not limited to, Novel Skill Acquisition, Training and Empowerment, Construction and Donation of 4 classroom blocks, Local contracts to indigenous contractors (Messrs Bizfactors, Brujomah, Odu-Terry Tech, Abidan and Sons, M. Ugbokodo and sons, Philswena International etc.

He urged other companies operating in the area to emulate NGIC by doing the needful for good relationship.

Ofoye also appealed that the NNPC-NGIC should endeavour to complete the remaining market project based on it’s already submitted architectural drawings, consider their denied slots in body-shops recruitment and engagement of their graduates in Young Professional (YP) programme of NGIC and to inaugurate the Petroleum Industry Act(PIA) team with NGIC Management as host community.

Ofoye also assured NGIC that the people of Ugbokodo Community will put the market to good use as maintained same for the economic purpose for which it is built and donated.

He said, “Ugbokodo Community will continually maintain and enhance the existing cordial robust relationship with NGIC as a host community to be reckoned with while counting on our assurances.”

Present at the event were Mrs. Victoria Nwakuche
Manager, Corporate Communications Department, NGIC, the Acting Chairman of Okpe Local Government Council, Mr. John Ofofo, Mr. Phillip Ukeredi, Ugbokodo Community Youth President, Pharm. Goodluck Etieyibo, Conference Chairman, Chief Dele Ugbokodo,representative of the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, Chief Clifford Ikpikpini and his wife, amongst others.