By DAYO JOHNSON, AKURE
THE NNPC/Chevron Joint Venture spent over N300million in the last four years to provide projects across the oil producing communities in Ilaje area of Ondo State.
Speaking at the Annual Gneral Meeting (AGM) of the Ilaje Regional Development Committee (IRDC), its chairman, Prince Raphael Nomiye, said about 10 percent of the funding was for general administration.
Nomiye explained that the funding is made up of N296million for projects and N35million for general administration.
The IRDC was established in 2005 and made up of representatives of a cluster of Ilaje communities, as well as interfaces between the NNPC/Chevron Joint Ventures and 46 communities close to Chevron operations to ensure sustainable development and maintenance of peace in the communities.
According to Nomiye, N88million was released by the venture for the execution of the Reverse Osmosis Project to provide potable water at Awoye and Molutehin communities, to be completed next month.
On the infrastructural development of the communities, the IRDC chairman said that over 30 projects had been completed and handed over to community leaders in line with the cardinal objective to stimulate development in Ilaje land.