Shell Inaugurates Second Phase Of Health Programme In Bayelsa Communities

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Shell, the oil and gas firm, inaugurated the second and final phase of its healthcare projects. Launching in Oloibiri and other communities in the Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Managing Director, the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria. Osagie Okunbor, described the dual-phased suite of healthcare projects in Oloibiri. he called this a reinforcement of the commitment of the oil major to the healthcare and wellbeing of its hosts and Nigerians as a whole.

Furthermore, he states the projects are to serve as a reference point for sustainable primary healthcare delivery. As a matter of fact, is the foundation for the attainment of the Universal Health Coverage as prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Okunbor said in a statement issued by the Nigerian Ministry of Health.

In 1958, Shell Nigeria made the first commercial find of hydrocarbons. Phase two of the Shell Oloibiri health programme includes the Oloibiri Health Campus at Oloibiri Town; the Drug Distribution Centre at Emeyal II; a 400-metre Oloibiri access road to the health campus, and the Ogbia Safe Maternal and Infant Care Programme.”

After Inaugurating phase one of the programme in 2019, to provide universal health coverage for Oloibiri. Where Shell’s oil and gas exploration began in Nigeria over 60 years ago. The delivery of the projects was to fulfil Shell’s commitments in commemoration of Nigeria’s centenary held in 2014.

-Punch.



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