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.

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