Chevron – Dodo River Rural Improvement Affiliation in Bayelsa spends N78m on tasks
By Nathan Nwakamma
Yenagoa, Nov. 28, 2020 The Dodo River Communities Improvement Affiliation in Ekeremor Native Space of Bayelsa on Thursday mentioned it spent N77.87 million on group growth in 2019 fiscal 12 months.
Mr Francis Amamogiran, the Chairman of the affiliation, who spoke on the eighth Annual General Assembly of the group mentioned the fund got here from Chevron Nigeria Ltd. (CNL) as growth obligation beneath a World Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU).
Based on him, the affiliation generated a complete revenue of N93.93 million in 2019 barely increased than the N82.56million it acquired in 2018.
He mentioned that N35.19 million was spent in direct undertaking expenditure, whereas N12.27million common and administrative prices, N23.34million on scholarships, whereas N7.06million went for Group Engagement Administration Board (CEMB) administrative expenditures.
“This annual common assembly is a way of demonstrating one of many GMoU aims, which is transparency and accountability. This may allow us have the specified belief of our folks in our dealings as we feature out our stewardship perform.
“We will not stop to call on government at various levels, the local government in particular to be fully involved to encourage, guide, monitor and provide necessary support in community development planning and implementation,” Amamogiran mentioned.
Mr Esimaje Brikinn, the General Supervisor answerable for Public Affairs at CNL applauded the affiliation for profitable administration of the event course of and attaining group empowerment and sustainable growth.
Brikinn, who was represented by Mr Elija Bikikoro, Crew Lead at CNL assured that despite the cruel world atmosphere for the power sector, the oil agency remained dedicated to assembly its social obligations to its host communities.
“We’re glad that Dodo River Group Improvement Affiliation has executed and commissioned a number of growth tasks together with concrete walkways, potable water, city halls, electrical energy energy undertaking and others.
“It is also heartwarming to note that that the association has trained hundreds of persons in diverse vocational skills in addition to a special economic empowerment as well as adult education programme for women and schorship for students from the communities,” Brikinn mentioned.
Mr Mark Christmas, Secretary of the affiliation applauded members of the host group for his or her peaceable disposition and use of dialogue, which resulted to the award of peace bonus by CNL.
Naija247information stories that representatives of Chevron host communities comprising youths and ladies, conventional rulers in Ekeremor LGA attended the assembly held at Dodo River Communities Secretariat in Yenagoa.