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Agbami Parties boost economic activities in Rivers State communities

Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited, a Chevron Company and the operator of the Agbami field, together with its parties in the Agbami field – Famfa Oil Limited, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Equinor Nigeria Energy Company Limited, and Prime 127 Nigeria Limited, have donated a women skills acquisition center to Ogu community and a town hall to Onne community in Rivers state. The facilities were commissioned on Friday, April 30,  2021 and December 15, 2020 respectively.

The women skills acquisition center  included  a main hall, one office, one store room and toilet, seven (7) electric sewing machines and five (5) manual sewing machines, an electric generator, water borehole and accessories, office furniture, classroom tables and chairs with teachers’ tables. Similarly, the town hall donated to Onne community was furnished with chairs as well as office furniture plus a power generator, water supply and public address system.

Robert Hulett, Director, Deepwater Production Sharing Contracts, Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited, thanked  the Rivers state Government for its support on the project and noted that the Agbami parties have also implemented other projects in the past in Rivers state. “Other Social Investments by the Agbami parties in Rivers State include execution and handover of a 2-kilometer waterfront streetlight project to Ogu community in 2014; a Chest Clinic currently being executed at the General Hospital Eleme in Rivers State to benefit all the communities around the Onne Port Complex,” he said.

According to him, the  Agbami parties have also donated a 1000KVA CAT Generator to the University of Port Harcourt  and have instituted a specialized educational scholarship programme in support of medical and engineering manpower development in Nigeria. About; 1,904 Rivers State indigenes have benefitted from the Agbami Medical and Engineering Professional Scholarship between 2009 -2019. “In addition to the above projects, we have contributed to Local Community Content Development by empowering and building the capacity of some local community contractors,” he said.  .

One community council of Chiefs as well as Chief L.T. Williams-Tubonibo-Iyama, Chairman Ogu Divisional council of Chiefs applauded the Agbami parties for the donation. “We commend the Agbami parties for this CSR project and are particularly happy on the focus of this project on infrastructure and education which areas critical for the development of a nation,” Chief Williams said.