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Eroton reaches out to host communities in fight against Coronavirus

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.

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“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.

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