In fulfilment of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), Energia Limited, Oando Petroleum’s Joint Venture partner, has carried out a medical outreach in Kwale, its host community in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State.
The programme held recently was an aspect of the Oando Joint Venture (JV) social impact initiatives in the community and was also in pursuit of the World Health Organisation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 3).
The three-day community medical outreach themed, ‘Health is Wealth’ was the Oando JV partner’s first ever medical outreach in Kwale, where it operates the Ebendo/Obodeti marginal field, OML 56.
The event commenced at the Ebendo Health Centre and proceeded to Obodougwa, Isumpe, Umusadege, Umusam and Ugbani communities in Kwale.
Speaking at the event, the Chief Operating Officer, Oando Petroleum Development Company, Ainojie Irune, represented by the General Manager, Sub-Surface, Mr. Babafemi Onasanya, said: “As a JV, we believe that it is important to impact these communities positively. We want to show, through leading by example, that you can be proudly indigenous, profitable and at the same time make the world a better place. We must deliberately always give back to our own.
“Like the popular saying goes, health is wealth. Without people of fit mind and body and an effective health system, our economic growth as a nation would be jeopardized. Good health cannot and should not be taken for granted, it is like a well-run savings account; it will work for you in your time of need.
“In that capacity, it will provide improved health care delivery services to communities in Ndokwa West Council Area and its environs, a situation that will reduce, if not totally eliminate, the stress of travelling to Warri, Asaba or Benin for medical care.”