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Oil firms donate materials to school

By Emma Arubi
WARRI — IN their determined efforts to contribute to the educational well-being of primary school pupils in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, and Southern Gas Construction Company, weekend, donated an ultra-modern five-classroom block, a library and computers worth millions of naira the to Ekpan Primary School.

Handing over the building to the management of the school, General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs of CNL, Mr. Femi Odumabo, said apart from the new building, NNPC/Chevron joint venture also renovated old buildings as well as construct the school’s perimeter fence and gates.

He disclosed that the objective of providing the facilities was to assist in upgrading teaching and learning as well as empower the pupils of the school.

“This donation includes a new block of five classrooms, a staff office, a library and computers, the school fence and gate to the school as well as the renovated old school buildings by the Joint Venture,” Odumabo said.

He, however, noted that an environment of peace and friendship for the company’s operation was fundamental to enable it continue to support sustainable development in communities close to their operation.

He stressed:   “We have a cardinal policy of reciprocating the goodwill that we receive in any area by supporting the peoples’ aspirations.

Chevron’s Project Manager, Mr. Mick Kraly, stated in his address that the company believed that education was the key for unlocking the potentials of youths and developing their capacity for societal relevance, adding that informed the company’s decision to embark on systematic development of schools in its area of operation.

The EGTL Project Director, Mr. Geoffrey Mason, enjoined the community leaders, the management of the school as well as pupils to manage the infrastructure properly.

Headmaster of Ekpan Primary School, Ejumudo Elizabeth, thanked the joint venture for the donation and called on the state and local governments to provide them with security personnel to protect not only the infrastructure, but also the computers donated to the school.


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