Niger Delta Exploration & Production Plc (NDEP), has donated N25 million worth of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic relief items to the Rivers State government to help in the fight against the further spread of the pandemic.
Rivers State Government received a total of N15 million worth of items while NDEP subsidiary, Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Ltd (NDPR)’s host communities of Ogbele, Oshiugbokor, Obumeze, Otari, Omaraka and Rumuekpe received a total of N10 million worth of items.
Items like Parameter Monitors (10″-12″), Infrared Body Temperature Guns, hand sanitizers, nose masks and oxygen concentrators were donated to the State Government.
Bags of rice and vegetable oil were given to the host communities to support families.
The Managing Director of NDEP Plc, Dr. Layi Fatona, said the the company’s donation to the Rivers State government was to help support the efforts of the Governor to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the State.
“We believe that the battle to defeat COVID-19 is one that requires our collective support and commend the proactive steps your Administration has taken so far to protect lives in the State since the outbreak of the Pandemic,” Dr.Fatona said.
The Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, received the items on behalf of the Governor and thanked NDEP for supporting the State Government in its quest to effectively mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on residents of Rivers State.