At Eroton, we believe that every gesture of support from all stakeholders will be needed to effectively combat the spread of the novel Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria. To this end, we have decided to initiate an intervention process in our host state.
The intervention, which will be in stages kicked off in our host communities on the 7th of April 2020 because we believe in the maxim that charity begins at home with an awareness campaign. Increasing public awareness is vital in the fight against COVID-19.
COVID-19 CSR Flyers and Prevention Supplies were handed over to our host communities through the Cluster Development Boards (CDB) & 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. This goodwill gesture was appreciated by the CDBs and CT representatives who stated it came as a pleasant surprise to them.
The second stage of our initiative will be the donation of COVID-19 prevention and mitigation materials to the Government of Rivers State.
It is worthy to note that we also contributed to the industry-wide initiative spearheaded by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation which focused on the provision of medical consumables; deployment of logistics/in-patient support systems and delivery of medical infrastructure.
Combating this virus will require all hands to be on deck.
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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.
Eroton Exploration and Production Company Limited organised an aptitude test for students who qualified for the 2019 NNPC/EROTON JV Scholarship Award on November 13, 2019, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
A total of ninety-three secondary school students and one hundred and thirty-three university undergraduates from Rivers State/OML 18 Host Communities participated in the test. Successful candidates will be given a scholarship award to complete their education in secondary and tertiary schools respectively.
Now in its second year, the Scholarship is part of Eroton’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. The company is committed to empowering, supporting and creating shared value in its host communities.