Itsekiri Oil and Gas CDC inaugurates 72 projects, targets sand-filling of coastal communities

* Chevron, NAPIMS describe implementation of the projects as fruit of partnership


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Itsekiri Oil and Gas CDC inaugurates 72 projects, targets sand-filling of coastal communities
Mr. Sam Daibo (3rd right) Commissioning one of the housing units at Omadino, while others observe


 

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The Itsekiri Oil and Gas Producing /Impacted Communities Development Committee, IPCDC, popularly known as IRDC on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday November 23, 24 and 25, respectively, commissioned 72 projects worth over one billion Naira (N1,000,000,000).

 

The projects; a 0.6 kilometres walkway, with a ‘river crossing bridge’ at Tisun Community in Warri North Local Government Area, Health Centre at Bateren in Warri South-West Local Government Area and 70 Housing Units of 2-bedroom bungalows, were spread across the 23 Itsekiri Coastal and Upland Communities, under the GMoU Governance Model of the NNPC/Chevron Nigeria Limited JV.

 

 

Front view of the 0.6 kilometres walkway, with a ‘river crossing bridge’ at Tisun Community, Warri North LGA

 

 

A break-down of some of  the housing units, showed that Aja-Mita Community got 2 units of two bedroom detached bungalows, Ebrohimi Community; 5 units of two bedroom detached bungalows, Gbokoda Community; 5 units of two bedroom detached bungalows, Jakpa Community; 4 units of two bedroom detached bungalows, Tebu Community; 4 units of two bedroom detached  bungalows, Sagharatie Community; 2 units of two bedroom detached bungalows, Usor Community; 2 units of two bedroom detached bungalows and Ureju Community; 3 units of two bedroom detached bungalows, all in Warri North Local Government Area.

 

 

Oval view of the commissioned 5 Housing units at Ode-Ugborodo, Warri South-West LGA

 

 

 

Other housing unit projects commissioned were; five units of 2-bedroom bungalows at Ajudaibo Community; 5 units of 2-bedroom bungalows at Ugbolegin Community; 4 units of 2-bedroom bungalows at Ijaghalla Community; 5 units of 2-bedroom bungalows at Ogidigben Community; 5 units of 2-bedroom bungalows at Ode-Ugborodo Community; 4 units of 2-bedroom bungalows at Madangho Community, 2 units of 2-bedroom bungalows at Ugboegungun  Community, all in Warri South-West Local Government Area as well as 15 units of 2-bedroom bungalows at Omadino in Warri South Local Government Area.

 

Chairman of Itsekiri Oil and Gas Producing/Impacted Communities Development Committee, IPCDC, Amb. Austin Oniyesan, who spoke to newsmen Thursday November 25 at the conclusion of the 3-day commissioning exercise, disclosed plans to address the issue of sand-filling of Itsekiri riverine communities, under IPCDC in the next projects’ circle.

 

 

 

Whilst acknowledging that the next challenge for his leadership of IPCDC, would be equipping the just commissioned Health Centre at Bateren and handing over same to the Delta State government for proper operation, Amb. Oniyesan, urged communities that benefited from the 72 projects to secure them appropriately, saying it will encourage IPCDC to more.

 

He thanked the NNPC/Chevron Joint Venture for their support and appealed for more financial in-flow.

 

 

 

Amb. Austin Oniyesan, fielding questions from newsmen, shortly after the commissioning at Omadino

 

 

 

Fresh Angle International  can report that Secretary of Itsekiri Oil and Gas Producing/Impacted Communities Development Committee, IPCDC, Richard Omare Esq., in an interview, described the 3-day commissioning of projects as a harvest of projects, after the necessary needs’ assessment.