COVID-19: NNPC, others donate $30m to federal government




The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and 33 oil and gas companies have contributed $30 million, about N11.4 billion to enable the Federal Government fight Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.

Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, disclosed this said that the donation was targeted at supporting healthcare delivery facilities in the nation.

According to him, 33 partners who made the contribution were drawn from the upstream sector, from the Oil Producers Trade Section of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and the Independent Petroleum Producers Group.

The GMD, who said they included, Shell Group of Companies, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, ExxonMobil Group, Total Group, Chevron Group, Eni Group, Addax Petroleum and Aiteo Eastern Exploration, added that they also included Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Limited, Oando Oil Limited, Oriental Energy Resources Limited, Pillar Oil Limited, Platform Petroleum Limited, Shoreline Natural Resources, Suntrust Oil Company Nigeria Limited, Vertex Energy Limited, Waltersmith Petroleum Oil Limited and Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Limited, Amni International Petroleum Company, Dansaki Petroleum Development, Eroton Exploration and Production Company, among many others.

The GMD, stated that Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) donated N120 million for the provision of 36 ventilators and 1,500 coveralls, while MRS donated 2,000 test kits, 1,000 coveralls and N100 million for acquisition of ambulances, added: “Matrix Energy provided N360 million for necessary medical equipment, Major Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) provided 50 ventilators and OVH Energy 200 ambulances for use.

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