A leading indigenous Oil and Gas company, Eroton Exploration and Production Company Limited ( Eroton) partners with Globacom Limited (Glo) to launch new network connectivity in Krakama (Bille1) axis and environs, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
Under the Eroton-led CSR initiative, Eroton provides security and logistics support for the network infrastructure of Glo and its operations in the community, while Glo provides the network infrastructure to facilitate network connectivity.
During the launch of the initiative on the 9th of December in Port Harcourt, 1500 phones and 3000 Glo Sim cards were given to the communities by Eroton and Glo respectively to support the launch.
Speaking at the event, the Head, Business Development of Eroton, Mr Dele Aikhionbare, said, the gesture is part of its corporate social responsibilities adding that quicker responses to distress calls mitigate insecurities and attacks from criminals. He reiterated that the company was spurred to enhance communication networks in its host communities because good communication brings unity, love and guarantees safety.
According to him, ” This is part of our give-back projects to the community where we operate, we are concerned about the lives and welfare of our people so we decided to partner with Globacom to ensure effective communication in Krakama (Bille1) axis and environs”.
The Degema one cluster Chairman, Mr Bob Ogunga, expressed joy over the gifts noting that it would go a long way to tackle sea criminals. Ogunga recalled that pirates attack and other hoodlums activities have been on the increase following lack of communication networks between the riverine communities and the uplands where security operatives are often stationed. He expressed hope that the partnership by Eroton with Glo would go a long way in addressing the enormous security challenges on the sea.
Also, the Head of Enterprise, South-South Globacom, Lanre Akinremi, said the partnership in providing communication networks would boost businesses in the area and tackle insecurity in the riverine communities.
The CSR initiative will have a positive impact on the economic and social life of the communities as it brings access to easy communication, data availability and network connectivity to residents within and around the communities.
Eroton is committed to constantly finding new ways to create shared value and prosperity in its host communities to ensure sustainable development.
Mr. Onajite Okoloko, Chairman Eroton Exploration and Production Company Limited attended the Russian- Africa Economic Forum on the 23rd-24th of October 2019.
During the forum, the Chairman participated in several plenary sessions on the role of Russia’s agenda in Africa and its promotion, Africa’s role in the international financial system, expanding cooperation, export and investment, as well as security challenges.
The Russia-Africa Economic Forum is an important first step towards creating favourable conditions for the development of trade and economic relations between Russia and Africa and to diversify the forms and areas of Russian-African cooperation. A significant set of trade, economic, and investment agreements are expected to be signed following the conclusion of the Forum.
The Forum was attended by African heads of state, representatives of Russian, African, international business and government agencies, and representatives of African integration associations.