MD, NGC, Mr. Saidu Mohammed
The Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) targets to execute Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects in over 200 communities that host its facilities across the country.
Managing Director of NGC, Mr. Saidu Mohammed, stated this during a recent inauguration of staff quarters of the Ijede Health Centre, donated to Ijede community in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State.
Mohammed said NGC’s network of gas pipelines extended to about 2, 500kilometres, with metering stations spread in 10 States of the country.
He identified these States to include Lagos, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Ondo, Ogun, Cross River and Kogi States.
“What this implies, therefore, is that NGC is faced with many challenges in the area of provision of basic amenities, such as this project, to over 200 communities, across the various areas of the country, where our facilities exist,” he said.
He noted that the company’s role was to transmit and market natural gas and its derivatives in the Nigerian market, and to the West African sub-region.
Mohammed stated that as a responsible company, the NGC would remain committed to developing a robust and sustainable relationship with its host communities.
“People’s wellbeing is paramount to our corporate social responsibility thrust. This is simply why we are here today. Moreover, we believe he who provides shelter anywhere on earth, has solved half of the problems of any individual. Today, we are here to present to you this doctors; quarters as a token of our contribution to the development of this community, which we cherish dearly as our immediate neighbor and stakeholder,” he said.
The NGC said the project was integrated with all basic amenities required of a standard residential apartment.
He said the company would continue to solicit for the cooperation and assistance of its host communities in the sustenance of peace and good neighbourliness, in order to support its growth aspiration for the benefit of the country.