NNPC, 33 Other Oil Firms Donate ₦11.4bn To Curb Coronavirus Spread

A file photograph of NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari.


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and 33 of its companions within the oil and fuel sector have contributed $30 million, about ₦11.four billion to curb the coronavirus pandemic and scale back its results on the Nigerian economic system and populace.

The NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, disclosed in a tweet the place he introduced the intervention fund on behalf of the oil agency and its companions. Kyari defined that the initiative was in step with the Federal Government’s ongoing efforts to curb the unfold of the fast-spreading virus within the nation.

Kyari said that the intervention was geared toward supporting the nation’s healthcare supply services and would cowl three main areas. He outlined the areas as the availability of medical consumables; deployment of logistics/in-patient assist system and supply of medical infrastructure. He stated,

“The three thematic assist initiatives quantity to a complete of $30m (N11bn) and might be delivered in phases, beginning at present.

“To address the increasing demand of medical services, we are immediately providing medical consumables covering testing kits, medical protective suits and ambulances to the highly impacted areas across the federation.”

According to the NNPC boss, 33 companions who made the contribution had been from the upstream sector, from the Oil Producers Trade Section of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and the Independent Petroleum Producers Group.

They embrace, Shell Group of Companies, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, ExxonMobil Group, Total Group, Chevron Group, Eni Group, Addax Petroleum, and Aiteo Eastern Exploration, added that additionally they included Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Limited, Oando Oil Limited, Oriental Energy Resources Limited, Pillar Oil Limited, Platform Petroleum Limited, Shoreline Natural Resources, Suntrust Oil Company Nigeria Limited, Vertex Energy Limited, Waltersmith Petroleum Oil Limited and Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Limited, Amni International Petroleum Company, Dansaki Petroleum Development, Eroton Exploration, and Production Company, amongst many others.

The GMD, who said that Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) donated N120 million for the availability of 36 ventilators and 1,500 coveralls, whereas MRS donated 2,000 check kits, 1,000 coveralls and N100 million for the acquisition of ambulances, added: “Matrix Energy offered N360 million for needed medical tools, Major Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) offered 50 ventilators and OVH Energy 200 ambulances to be used.

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