Total commissions projects in Akwa Ibom, plans review of MoU
Plans are underway by TOTAL E&P Nigeria Limited to review its Memorandum of Understanding with host communities in Akwa Ibom to enhance benefits accruing to them.
This was disclosed by the Deputy Managing Director of the company, Mr. Francois Le- Cocq, while commissioning a civic centre at Iboko Offot in Uyo Local Council and other seven projects in other councils where the company operates in Akwa Ibom.
The projects commissioned included completed six classroom blocks at Ette, Ikot Abasi; renovated six classroom blocks at Ikpa Ibom
Comprehensive Secondary School, Ikot Ekong, Mkpat Enin; completed six classroom blocks at Lutheran High School, Ikot Udo Mbang, Ukanafun and renovated five classroom blocks at Ekpene Inuen, Ikono local councils.
Others were completed six classroom blocks at Ikot Ekpeyak Ikono, Uyo; completed six classroom blocks at Government Primary School, Nto Obo, Abak and completed Community Health Centre at Ikot Ntuen Nsit, Nsit Atai local councils.
Represented by the Manager, Community Relations, Mr. Okechwukwu Obara, the deputy managing director said the commissioning and handing over of the projects to the benefitting communities was in line with the company’s commitments to fulfilling the MoU agreements on enduring sustainable, educational, health and social development of the people of the state.
According to him, Total would continue to partner with the people and the state government through nominated representatives in the provision of sustainable infrastructural support for the benefit of it host communities.
He said the gesture was borne out of the cordial relationship existing between the communities TEPNG and the state government, adding that the facility was in appreciation for the good working environment the company has enjoyed in the state.
He appealed to the communities to take full ownership of the inaugurated facilities in areas of security and maintenance so that, the benefactor would consider them in subsequent phases.
In his goodwill message, Prof. Chris Ekong, an indigene of Iboko Offot and lecturer in the Department of Economics in the University of Uyo, recalled that the Iboko Offot Civic Centre built by Total was conceived during his tenure as Commissioner for Youths and Sport in the state.
Earlier, the village head of Iboko Offot, Chief Udeme Usanga, thanked the company for its kind gesture and requested that the Civic Centre be adequately furnished for immediate use.
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