Over 800 children and 200 women from OML 26 cluster communities were treated to delicious packs of food, branded school bags were presented to the children and the women received bags of rice and food items as well as cash donations.

Over 800 children and 200 women from OML 26 cluster communities were treated to delicious packs of food, branded school bags were presented to the children and the  women received bags of rice and food items as well as cash donations.

Presenting the items, representative of Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, and its Joint Venture partner, First Hydrocarbon Nigeria Limited, FHN, Miss Nnena Eze, while declaring the 4-day event open at Ada-Irri, said that the company was committed to improving the well-being of children and women, especially the less privileged in the host communities.

Mr Eze noted that the gesture was a pilot programme put together to give the less privileged children and women a sense of belonging. 

The Chairman of Community Development Board of OML26, Prince Johnson Akpomailue described the initiative as a welcome development, noting that the plight of the needy could only be assuaged by the positive initiative.

He implored the company to sustain the programme as it would have huge impact on the well-being of the less privileged children and women in the oil bearing communities

In the same vein, the President of Emevor community who doubles as Chairman of cluster 2 communities of OML26, Sir Moses Agboro, commended the company, for the novel initiative, saying that such good will would inspire robust relationship between the company and the host communities

The children, and the women thanked the company for extending hand of love and care to them, as they jubilantly walked home with their gifts and food items.

The 4-day event was spiced with dancing competition, cultural dances and santa claus



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