Eroton, an independent oil and gas producing company, says it has initiated an intervention process in its host state as part of its contribution towards combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The company said the intervention, which would be in stages, kicked off in its host communities on April 7 with an awareness campaign.
“At Eroton, we believe that every gesture of support from all stakeholders will be needed to effectively combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria,” the company said in a press release.
“Increasing public awareness is vital in the fight against COVID-19,” it said.
To this end, Eroton said it handed over COVID-19 CSR flyers and prevention supplies to its host communities through the Cluster Development Boards (CBD) and Community Trusts (CT).
“The beneficiary CDBS are DAA – 1 (Bille & Krakama), DAA – 2 (Bukuma etc), DAA – 3 (Abonema, Bakana Tombia etc), Wakirike CDB and Ilomatoru CT,” Eroton said.
“This goodwill gesture was appreciated by the CDBS and CT representatives who stated it came as a pleasant surprise to them,” the company said.
The company said the second stage of its initiative would be the donation of COVID-19 prevention and mitigation materials to the Rivers State government.
It said it also contributed to the industry-wide initiative spearheaded by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) which focused on the provision of medical consumables, deployment of logistics/in-patient support systems, and delivery of medical infrastructure.