NNPC, Total, Aiteo, 31 oil firms donate $30m to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria.

by Duke Magazine

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and 33 oil and gas companies, Friday, donated $30 million, about N11.4 billion to the Federal and state governments to fight the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country. 

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, disclosed that the intervention by the oil and gas firms was aimed at supporting healthcare delivery facilities in Nigeria and would cover three key thematic areas especially within this period of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

The three thematic areas, according to him, are the provision of medical consumables, deployment of logistics and in-patient support system and delivery of medical infrastructure, adding that the three thematic support initiatives amounted to a total of $30 million and would be delivered in phases starting from March 27, 2020. 

Kyari revealed that the 33 partners who contributed to the intervention were drawn 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. “In recognition of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Nigerian population and economy, the Nigeria oil and gas industry under the leadership of the Mele Kyari has embarked on an industry-wide collaborative intervention initiative to combat the pandemic and its attendant impact. “The intervention initiative is in alignment with the ongoing Federal Government’s efforts and in collaboration with the NCDC to curb the pandemic.” 

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