Governor Rochas Okorocha
Worried by the devastation caused by the recent flooding, which affected the Eziorsu, and Orsu-Obodo communities in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, the Addax Petroleum Development Nigeria Limited has provided succour in form of relief materials to alleviate the sufferings of the flood victims.
Presenting the materials to the leaders of the two communities at Addax facility located at Izombe flow Station, the Managing Director of the Company, Mr. Cornelis Zegelaar, said they were deeply touched by the devastation to their host communities who he described as peace-loving people and expressed sympathy for them.
Zegelaar, who was represented by the Company's Community Relations Manager, Mr. Meeker Obi, maintained that as a responsible establishment that pursues her corporate social responsibility (CSR) to boost her corporate image as well as creating good relationship with her neighbour and host communities, it was wise to come to the assistance of the communities.
"The event is to formally handover relief materials to these two communities that were ravaged by the recent flooding. We are doing this because we are good corporate social responsibility. The communities are good neighbours and we have being relating peacefully", he said.
The company hoped that the two communities would utilise the relief materials well so that it would go a long way to ameliorate their sufferings, adding Addax Petroleum would always partner the communities so as to continue to create good understanding and peaceful co-existence.
Receiving the items on behalf of the communities, the President General of the Orsu-Obodo Progressives Union, Prof. Benneth Kenechukwu Obioma ,and the Public Relations Officer of the Eziorsu Community Development Union, Mr. Oliver Igbokwe extolled the good gestures of Addax Petroleum for coming their assistance at their time of need.
They promised to continue to protect and support Addax Petroleum at all times, especially as the Company remained the best partner to the communities in terms of best practices in corporate social responsibility.
"We are very grateful to the Company. This is a product of peaceful co-existence among the stakeholders and we want you to continue to prosper more to make more discoveries. We will always stand by you all the time", they said.