ExxonMobil has donated food items to four core oil communities to reduce the effects of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
The four core oil communities are Eket, Esit Eket, Onna, and Ibeno local government areas of the state.
Manager, Media and Communications, ExxonMobil, Mr Ogechukwu Udeagha, disclosed this to journalists in Eket on Tuesday.
He said, “The food items donated are 1,275 bags of 50kg rice, 600 cartons of Noodles, 1,615 bags of beans to the four local government areas of the state.”
Udeagha stated that the donation of food items was just one way of supporting the most vulnerable people in core oil communities as we all collectively navigate this difficult period.
“We will continue to work with our partners on ways to alleviate the impact of the pandemic on our communities, and halt the spread of the virus,”
He revealed that the company also donated food items to two communities of Finama and Bonny in Rivers State.
He added that 50 kg bags of rice, 50kg bags of beans and cartons of noodles were given to the beneficiaries in the communities in Rivers State.
He said that over one million people benefited from the company’s food items during the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus in the state.
Receiving the items on behalf of Onna Local Government Area, His Majesty, Edidem Raymond Inyang, commended ExxonMobil for making available food items to the vulnerable in the communities.
He noted that the items would ameliorate the plight of the less-privileged in the state.
Inyang said, “On behalf of the good people of Onna Local Government Area, let me put it on record that we are very grateful to ExxonMobil for these food items.
“This shows that the Company really cares about the people in its communities, especially at a critical time like now. This is how it should be.”