The Port Manager, Rivers Port Complex, Mr. Lawrence Alabi, has scored the recently concluded Onne Oil and Gas Conference high.
Alabi, who was represented at the occasion by Mrs. Margaret Osakwe, stated this on the sideline of the conference.
According to him, the conference has attained the objectives for which it was put together by the organisers. “It was a well-organised forum. The scope of the conference was wide enough to the extent that it drew maritime, oil and gas operators from the free trade zone and other areas. Being the first of its kind was a big success, and I was impressed by the publicity the conference attracted.”
He observed that the information gap between the organisers and the participating firms and organisations were bridged through an effective utilisation of tools of communication. He noted that the papers presented at the conference, were beneficial to the shipping families in Onne, Port Harcourt, Lagos and Calabar among others.
“The confab on oil and gas was a good one. It exposed the operators to understand that the Nigerian Ports Authority is the landlord of the Port,” he said.
Asked to shed light on management’s health care policy especially with respect to the corporate social responsibility towards the stakeholders, Alabi reiterated that management has in place what he called “deliberate, well planned and sustainable” packages to address it.
“These enlightenment campaign and sensitization programmes are most times in collaboration with non government organisations (NGOs) of both local and international organisations. Some of these programmes are roll-back malaria campaign, breast cancer awareness lecture, HIV/ AIDS, cervical awareness seminar, hepatitis ‘B’ lecture, distribution of free latex glove, routine medical check-up for workers and pensioners”, he stated.
The Port Manager revealed that every worker and his/her spouse, with their four children, as well as the pensioners, and their spouses only, are entitled to enjoy these medical health packages.