Eni's subsidiaries in Nigeria are active participants in the O&G Industry Intervention Initiative on COVID-19, an industry-wide effort led by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and including members of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce, Independent Petroleum Producers, Indigenous Petroleum Companies, Service Providers and Downstream Players. Across the 36 States of the Federation, the Initiative aims to support the provision of medical infrastructure, particularly in the areas of Diagnostic and Protective kits, Logistics and In-Patient Support Systems, and Intensive Care Facilities and Auxiliary/Overflow Hospitals. The execution of this agenda was formally launched on 26th March 2020.
In furtherance of its own commitments under the Initiative, NAOC JV - NNPC (60%), OANDO (20%), and NAOC (20%) - contributed to this budget in line with other major Oil Companies. It thereby facilitated the delivery of a Temporary Isolation Centre in Asaba, Delta State, which was commissioned on 13th June 2020. Present at the commissioning, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, expressed his sincere gratitude to the Company. With the new Centre, the Government is better positioned to deal with the risk of any future upswing in COVID-19 cases in the State and surroundings.