Chevron, NNPC-led Agbami co-venturers donate lab to varsity
Oil majors operating in the Niger Delta region under the Agbami Co-ventureers, recently handed over a multi-million naira Diagnostic Laboratory to the School of Health Sciences of the Bayelsa State owned Niger Delta University (NDU) in Ammassoma.
The Agbami Co-Venturers, made up of the Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited, owned by Chevron Nigeria Limited, the Famfa Oil Limited, Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), Petroleo Brasileiro Nigerian Limited, and the Statoil Nigeria Limited, said the construction and completion of the project was part of their corporate social responsibility to the country.
Speaking while handing over the project to the school authorities, the General Manager, Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited, Lanre Kalejaiye, said†Agbami Co-venturers have donated 33 science laboratories and 25 chest clinics to different states of the Federation including the Federal Capital territory.
He said the Diagnostic Laboratory would assist students to have access to modern research facility and enhance studentsí research efforts, while stimulating medical research breakthroughs.
He noted that the donation of the diagnostic laboratory was part of the series of projects to the state in the area of education and health. The Acting Vice Chancellor of the school, Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, expressed delight over the project and assured them of the institutionís commitment to the proper maintenance of the project.
Governor Seriake Dickson, represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief David Serena Dokubo-Spiff, tasked multinational oil companies operating in the state to show more commitment in contributing to the overall development of their host communities.
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