By Okon Bassey in Uyo
As part of their corporate social responsibility to its host communities, Oriental Energy Resources Limited (OERL) plans to build 100 units of modern residential estate worth N700 million in Enwang, the headquarters of Mbo local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
The ground breaking ceremony was witnessed by high profile dignitaries including the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel represented by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke, the Governor of Borno State, Alhaji kashim Shettima, represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Usman Mamman Durkwa, Paramount Ruler of Mbo and President, Mbo traditional rulers’ council, His Majesty Ovong Edet O. Isemin among others.
The estate code named Oriental Village Mbo sited on a 2.5hectage of land, when completed will have a solar-power electrification system, a school, clinic, a shopping centre and a security post.
The project is funded exclusively by Oriental Energy Resources Limited and the Muhammadu Indimi Foundation with the land provided by the people of Eyo-Ukut village.
According to the Executive Chairman, Oriental Energy Resources Limited, Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi, the 100 housing units of one-bedroom flats will leverage innovative housing technology to provide free decent accommodation to 100 families in Mbo LGA.
Speaking at the project site, Alhaji Indimi stressed that the Oriental village is a clear manifestation of the company’s commitment to sustainable development of its host communities.
The company, he said is dedicated to social inclusion and its approach is to grow alongside its communities in a socially responsible manner while operating in an environment that fosters value creation and sustainable development.