COVID-19: NNPC/Chevron JV Donates PCR Lab Centre to Delta State Government


…. also hands over Surgical Theatre/Consulting Rooms
Lagos, Nigeria, September 8, 2020: Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the joint
venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and CNL (NNPC/CNL
JV), has donated a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) laboratory to Warri Central Hospital to
support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Delta State.
Other items donated along with the PCR machine, included test kits, medical consumables, four
air conditioners, refrigerators and a 50-KVA soundproof generating set, as well as the
renovation of the four-room laboratory building provided by the Delta State government.
The Company also handed over a well-equipped surgical theatre and consulting rooms, which it
built and equipped, along with a 60kva generator, to the Ekpan General Hospital, Uvwie Local
Government Area of Delta State.
“These donations are part of the overall contributions of CNL to the fight against COVID-19
and the improvement of medical services delivery in Delta State.” Said Esimaje Brikinn, General
Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs. “We are happy that our partnership with
Delta State has led to improvements in the people’s quality of life through our investments in
Education, Health and Social Infrastructure and the sponsorship of manpower development
programs in the health and educational sectors.” He thanked the Delta state Government for
the continued support for CNL’s operations in the state.
Dr. Mrs. F. E. Omoraka, Director of Health Services/CEO Delta State Hospital Management
Board and representative of the Delta State Commissioner for Health at the handover event,
lauded NNPC/CNL JV for living up to its corporate social responsibility. “We want other oil
multinationals to emulate the good gesture of CNL in partnering with the state government to
make life meaningful for the people of Delta State,” she said.
Dr. Omaraka further thanked NNPC/CNL JV for its earlier gift of an ambulance, a ventilator, test
kits, PPEs and medical consumables, as well as three buses for contact-tracing activities, to the
Delta State Government.