Oando, JV partners boost road infrastructure

Oando Plc in conjunction with its Joint Venture (JV) partners, the National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), has commissioned road projects with drainage systems in its host communities in Imo, Rivers and Bayelsa states.

In Imo, Oando and its JV partners commissioned three road projects, specifically the Flora Nwakuche road, the Echina road and the Bishop Nwedo road, with drains in the Oguta community.

Roads were also commissioned in the Ebgemo Angalabiri community, Ekeremore and in Etiema, Nembe in Bayelsa, whilst in Rivers, a 1.5km road was commissioned in the Aggah community, Onelga.

These road projects will improve access to and from the community, in the process spurring economic activities and growth and will improve the quality and standard of living of members of the community.

Speaking on the occasion, Community Relations Manager, Oando Energy Resources, Chief Sam Onyenwe said: “We recognise the importance of good road networks to the community and the economy at large.

We are hopeful that the commissioning and handing over of these roads today will lead to an improvement in the transportation and delivery of goods and services.

We are also hopeful that this will open up these particular communities to their neighboring communities and promote economic development.”


Transportation, Livewire of Cities – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the Abuja Light Rail Project and commended the Chinese Government for its investment in Nigeria’s economy.

During the inauguration at Abuja Metro Station, the president said the accomplishment of the project demonstrated his administration’s commitment to addressing critical infrastructure needs in the country.

He said the exercise also demonstrated the administration’s determination to ensure prudence in the management of public resources, value for money considering the huge investments in the project in keeping with the ideals of its Change Agenda.

Buhari said transportation was the livewire of any city and expressed optimism that the inaugurated of the project would bring about a boost to the economy of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and enhance social life.

“I am aware that what we have on ground today are coaches meant to provide skeletal services as we await the main set of the rolling stock for full operations,’’ he said.

Buhari said he had been briefed on the outcome of the recent visit of the ministers of FCT and Finance visit to China during which agreements for the procurement of the main rolling stock were signed.

The president assured Nigerians of the Federal Government’s continued support for all the negotiations toward the realisation of the Abuja Light Rail system.