Itsekiri RDC inaugurates Agric Farm, 52 housing projects

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Itsekiri RDC inaugurates Agric Farm, 52 housing projects
The newly commissioned Integrated Farm at Tisun Community, Warri North LGA


The Itsekiri Regional Development Committee,IRDC, a major community -driven development council under the NNPC / Chevron Joint Venture has inaugurated an integrated Agric Farm at Tisun Community, Town Hall at Eghoro and 52 housing projects, spread across at least 20 communities in Warri North as well as Warri South-West Local Government Areas in Delta State.


Amb. Austine Oniyesan (middle) commissioning one of the Housing units at Gbokoda Community in Warri North Local Government Area, while Oti Edukugho Esq (left) Barr. Richard Omare (right) & others observe


Speaking during inauguration of the projects Thursday March 28 and Friday March 29, Chairman of IRDC, Amb. Austine Oniyesan, noted that Itsekiri RDC has been providing scholarship to students in secondary schools and tertiary institutions, providing job opportunities to large number of persons and creating wealth through skill acquisition programmes as well as other forms of capacity building initiatives.                                           

Amb. Oniyesan who commended the NNPC / Chevron JV for solely providing funds for the projects, disclosed that the next project circle of IRDC will commence very soon after necessary" project needs assessment with the (23) Itsekiri communities" under IRDC.                            

In an address, the General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, PGPA, Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, quipped that the housing projects are in alignment with the 2030  target of United Nation's  Sustainable Development Goals, SDG, which says everyone should have access to adequate, safe and affordable housing as well as basic services.                                    



One of the twin two-bedroom detached bungalows at Obaghoro in Warri North LGA


One of the three two-bedroom detached bungalows built at Jakpa, Warri North LGA


The Chevron PGPA Boss who was represented by the Area Manager  PGPA, Mr. Sam Daibo and PGPA Superintendent, Mr. Tony Emegere, revealed that CNL is working with the RDCs on the GMoU plus Model with a view to facilitate continuous development in the communities by focusing on sustainable economic empowerment programmes and employment generation.                                   

According to Brikinn, between 2005 and 2018, the NNPC / Chevron Joint Venture , invested more than N20. 6 billion on about 600 programmes that have provided scholarships, built new schools, medical facilities, housing, Agricultural development infrastructures in communities where Chevron operates.                                     

He stressed that the NNPC / Chevron JV has robust partnership with the Delta State Government as well as the communities around CNL's areas of operations.  


Front view of Eghoro Community Town Hall in Warri North LGA


In a message, Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, commended the IRDC and NNPC / Chevron Joint Venture for executing the projects and enjoined multi National oil companies to continually invest in the communities where they do business.  



Mr. Freeman Fregene (middle) commissioning one of the    three two-bedroom detached building at Tebu, while Mr. Sam Daibo (2nd right) Mr. Itse Orugbo (left) & others observe



From left: Prince Moses Fregene, Emma Adun, Mr. Itse Orugbo, Mr. Freeman Fregene, Chief Omolubi Newuwumi, a community leader & Barr. Richard Omare during the commissioning of Eghoro Town Hall in Warri North LGA


Dr. Okowa who was represented by Delta State Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Mr. Freeman Fregene, admonished IRDC Communities in Warri South, Warri South -West and Warri North Local Government Areas to make good use of the projects executed by IRDC and provide the necessary environment for International Oil Companies, IOCs to operate.    


From left: Mr. Freeman Fregene, Mr. Sam Daibo, Chief Omolubi Newuwumi, Amb. Austine Oniyesan, Mr. Daniel Edemayibo & others listen




A two-bedroom detached bungalow at Ijaghala Community in Warri South-West LGA



One of the two-bedroom detached bungalows at Ode-Ugborodo, Warri South-West LGA


Various community leaders, including the Olare-Aja ( Oldest Man) of Tebu Community, Pa. Jackson Edemayibo Tuoyo, thanked IRDC and the NNPC / Chevron JV for the projects, assuring that Itsekiri host communities will continually provide the enabling environment for genuine investors. 


The occasion was attended by representatives from Ministry of Niger Delta, NDDC and the three Warri Local Government Councils: Warri South, Warri South- West and Warri North.                               


Some of the IRDC Communities where the housing projects were commissioned are Aja-Amita, Gbokoda, Ajudaibo, Madangho, Ijaghala,Ogidigben and Ode-Ugborodo.



Amb. Austine Oniyesan reading his key-note address, while Engr. Matu (right) Mr. Sam Daibo (3rd left) Chief Omolubi Newuwumi (4th left) & others liste




Cross Section of Gbokoda Community Executive, CNL Officials, IRDC executive & others at Gbokoda Warri North LGA



From left: D.T Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs MNDA, Arch. Oyelade Oyeleke, Chairman of Warri South-West, Hon. Taiye Duke Tuoyo, Mr. Tony Emegere, Amb. Austine Oniyesan & others during the commissioning of one of the two-bedroom detached bungalows at Ode-Ugborodo  



From right: Mr. Tony Emegere, Chairman of Warri South-West LGA, Hon. Taiye Duke Tuoyo, Mr. Freeman Fregene  & Amb. Austine Oniyesan  










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