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HEOSL, JV Partners Give Succour To Flooded Delta Communities

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

HERITAGE Energy Operational Services Ltd (HEOSL), Operator of the OML 30 Joint Venture (JV) between NNPC E&P Ltd (NEPL) and Shoreline Natural Resources Ltd (SNRL), has brought succour to flooded host communities in Delta.

The operators of the OML 30 JV donated relief materials valued at over N50 million to 10 communities in its area of operation affected by the recent national flood disaster.

Stonix News reports that the host communities were devastated, with farms destroyed and many folks rendered homeless by the unfortunate natural disaster.

The OML 30 JV partners’ move is also part of the activities in support of Delta State governments’ efforts at mitigating the attendant hardship caused by the flood in the State.

Therefore, HEOSL, on Wednesday at Ughelli, distributed the items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the 10 communities around its operations.

The communities included Uzere, Igbide, Emede, Olomoro, Oleh, Evwreni, Unenurhie, Uwheru, Ehwe and Okpolo Ewhe.

The relief items provided included basic food commodities such as rice, beans, garri, vegetable oil, noodles, medical and pharmaceutical supplies and other basic household needs.

HEOSL’s General Manager, Government, Joint Ventures & External Relations, Rev. Adesola Adebawo, noted that the provision of the relief materials is “putting a human face to the OML 30 Asset and to demonstrate partnership with our affected communities in good and bad times.”

Speaking on behalf of Rev. Adebawo, Manager, Security and Community Relations HEOSL, Mr. Sylvester Okoh, recalled that in 2018, the OML 30 Asset stood with its host communities during a similar flood disaster and made provision for palliative.

According to him, during the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020, the company also supported all 112 host communities by providing them with food items and medical supplies.

Speaking at the occasion, the Chief Executive Officer of HEOSL, Ado Oseragbaje, said “the company recognizes the devastating effects of the flood and its attendant hardship on the affected communities.”

Commending the support of the JV Partners to respond to the plight of the affected communities, he affirmed the commitment of the company to ensure that the relief materials are properly distributed to ameliorate the suffering caused by the natural disaster.

In his remarks, the representative of the NNPC E&P Ltd, Oghenero Omowhara, who spoke on behalf of the Manager, Community Relations, stated that “whenever our host communities are visited by a natural disaster, we swing into action to help ameliorate the attendant hardship that may result, by providing basic needs to cushion the effects brought in by the disaster.”

In the same vein, the representative of SNRL, Abass Umohata, commended HEOSL for the initiative and called for seamless distribution.

He admonished leaders of the communities to ensure that the relief materials get to those in dire need and directly affected by the flood.

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