Oil majors operating in the Niger Delta region under the Agbami Co-venturers, recently handed over a multi-million naira Chest Clinic to the Zamfara State owned King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Gusau.
The Agbami Co-Venturers, made up of the Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited, owned by Chevron Nigeria Limited, the Famfa Oil Limited, Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), Petroleo Brasileiro Nigerian Limited, and the Statoil Nigeria Limited, said the construction and completion of the project was part of their corporate social responsibility to the country.
Speaking while handing over the project to the Zamfara State Governor, the General Manager, Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited, represented by Senator Gbenga Aluko, said Agbami Co-venturers have donated 33 science laboratories and 26 chest clinics to different states of the Federation including the Federal Capital territory.
He said the Chest Clinic fully equipped with a standard X-Ray machine, male and female wards, treatment rooms, laboratories and Gene Xpert Machine would assist state indigenes to increasing the quality of healthcare and accessibility to TB treatment and awareness of the treatment among indigenes.
He noted that the donation of the Chest Clinic was part of the series of projects to the state in the area of education and health. He further stated that the Co-venturers have implemented awareness programmes on HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases in several communities across the six geo-political zones in the country and medications made available to people of affected communities.
He stated that the Agbami co-venturers have implemented other educational projects such as donation of fully equipped science laboratory to Zamfara State Government Science School, Gusau and Agbami Scholarship Program targeted at medical, nursing, laboratory sciences and engineering students for 40 indigenes.
He encouraged the recipients to efficiently manage the chest clinic and ensure its sustainability and benefit to the people.
The Managing Director, Statoil Nigeria Limited, one of the co-venturers stated that as a part of the Agbami partnership, they are geared towards good healthcare, technical skills, quality education and employment opportunities. He encouraged the benefitting communities to take full advantage of this facility to enhance their health positively.
The Honourable Minister Of Health represented by Dr Balami, expressed delight over the project and assured the Agbami co-venturers of the Minister’s commitment to the proper maintenance of the project.
Governor Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari, represented by the Zamfara State Commissioner for Health Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, thanked the Agbami co-venturers multinational oil companies operating in the state to show more commitment in contributing to the overall development of their host communities.