By Prince Okafor
LAGOS— In furtherance to its commitment to healthcare delivery, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company SNEPCo, in collaboration with Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has set up five Hemo-Dialysis machines and breast cancer mammography screening services at the Iyi-Enu Mission Hospital in Anambra State. This came as the Federal Ministry of Health has expressed its willingness to partner SNEPCo on healthcare delivery.
Speaking at the just concluded Health Concepts Validation Exercise organised by SNEPCo in Lagos, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, said: “The support of the private sector is key towards ensuring the delivery of affordable healthcare to the people. The exercise has a good fit with public and private sector collaboration in the delivery of available and affordable healthcare.”
On his part, General Manager, External Relations of Shell in Nigeria, Mr. Igo Weli, said SNEPCo had already implemented health projects and programmes in some states of the federation. Weli, who represented SNEPCo’s Managing Director, Mr. Bayo Ojulari, also noted that the company would help highlight more areas of partnership.
The Group General Manager of NAPIMS, Mr. Dafe Sejebor, who was represented by the Public Affairs Manager, National Petroleum Investments Management Services, Mr. Ahmed Laminu, described the initiative as timely and purposeful.
“This gathering is coming at a most auspicious time when government is calling on well-meaning organisations to assist in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goal-3 which is good health and wellbeing,’’ he added.