NNPC/Chevron, Agbami parties donate Model Classrooms, other learning facilities to Iwere College, Koko

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NNPC/Chevron, Agbami parties  donate Model Classrooms, other learning facilities  to Iwere College, Koko
Photo - Grid of the Model Block of Classrooms & the other educational facilities


As part of strategic efforts  at  improving  its  Cooperate Social Responsibility with host communities, the  NNPC / Chevron Nigeria Limited, with its Agbami parties, Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited (A Chevron Company) has donated a Model block of  Classrooms, equipped with critical teaching and learning facilities to Iwere College, Koko, in   Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State.


The Director , Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited, Bobby Hulett, while handing over the  well equipped  educational facility to the Delta State government, Tuesday November 22, commended the the Delta State government for its partnership, saying it   contributed to the successful execution of the project.



Our Senior Correspondent, reports that Mr. Hulett,  reiterated the resolve of  Aghammi Parties   to improving the quality of education in  schools as well as  adding value  beyond societies where they operate. 


The Chevron Agbami parties Deepwater Petroleum Limited  Boss, who was  represented at the  ceremony  by the Senior Government Affairs Representative, Abimbola Olujide, Chevron Nigeria Limited,noted that  Agbami parties have continued to add value to the lives of Nigerians in   in the areas of education, health and economic development,   through ongoing or completed projects across the country.


He mentioned  science laboratories, model classrooms  and chest clinics as some of the valuable projects donated by the company.


Front view of the new block of Model Classrooms at Iwere College, Koko



Hulett, stated: ,"For us at Agbami, we believe in the old axiom that knowledge is power. It is key to creating a productive society. As our population continues to increase, so does our needs. We believe a strong and efficient workforce of educated people, will  provide the necessary services needed for individual and social growth.


"The Agbami Parties have in addition, instituted specialized educational scholarship programs in support of healthy manpower development in Nigeria, through targeted support for medical, nursing, laboratory sciences and engineering students. And we are happy that 2,767 of our students in Delta State, have benefited from this scholarship scheme.


"We are confident that the project we are commissioning today, will serve as a springboard for several students to further their education and develop into critical manpower assets for our nation.


Some members of Iwere College, Koko Old Students' Association with CNL Rep, Abimbola Oludje (4th from left) & Hon. Aduge Okorodudu (2nd left)


"Would like to end this address by challenging our dear students that as the future of our nation, you must make the best of the opportunity you have to acquire sound education to emerge as upright and highly competent professionals, who would make Nigeria proud at all times"



Representative of the NNPC Upstream Investment Management Services Limited (NUIMS), Bala Wanti, Edith Lawson, described the projects  commissioned as  critical multipurpose Iwere College school complex and charged the school management as well as students to make good use of the facilities.


Edith Lawson on behalf of NNPC Limited  appreciated Chevron Nigeria Limited and their  partners in OML 132 for  delivering the projects.


The Olu of Warri,  Ogiame Atuwatse III, CFR, in his goodwill message at the event, charged the school management and relevant stakeholders  to make good use of the facilities and protect them from vandalism.


From Left: Chief Tony Ede, Chief Prest Uduenyi, Abimbola Olujde & Chief Michael Odeli




Fresh Angle International can report that the Warri Monarch,  was represented  by Chief Michael Odeli, Chief Priest Uduenyin and Chief Tony Ede.


Former Chairman of  Warri North Local Government Area  and owner of the firm that  handled the projects, Hon. Aduge Okorodudu, praised Chevron Nigeria Limited and its partners for making the projects a reality.


 He   implored the benefitting school to protect the school complex and its equipment.


 Hon. Okorodudu, explained that the project, consists of six learning classrooms, library, laboratory, well furnished principal office , sick bay, staff room and 22  toilet facilities.


The Principal of  Iwere College, Koko, Victoria Udele, expressed joy that the projects were  commissioned under her stay as head of the college ,  commending the donors for what she described as  a world class learning classrooms block.


National President, Iwere College Koko Old Students' Association, Comrade George Illuwa, commended Chevron Nigeria Limited and its partners for deeming it fit to execute the projects.


A Cross Section of Koko community indigenes, CNL Officials & representatives of Delta state Government at the event  


 Comrade Illuwa used the  opportunity to call on the Delta state government to urgently put machineries in place to make Iwere College, Koko, a boarding school, adding that it  will enhance the growth and development of the school. 


He gave kudos to Deji Haastrup, an erstwhile General Manager of Policy, Government and Public Affairs, PGPA of Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL and  Prince Yemi Emiko, for their dogged efforts in birthing the projects during their time in service with the company.


 Comrade Illuwa assured the management of NNPC/Chevron Joint Ventures that the leadership of the Old Students' Association, will work assiduously with the school principal, staffers and students to ensure that the facilities are   well protected

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Celestine Chijoke Ukah
Senior Correspondent of Fresh Angle International. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and have undertaken a training in Advance Writing and Reportorial Skills. 08033726688.
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