Territory and Communities

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The Niger Delta region is one of the biggest delta areas in the world and covers some 70,000 km2. It is located between latitude 5° 15’N and 6° 00’N of the equator & between longitude 5° 4’E and 6° 25’E and consists of a conglomerate of swamp and dry land divided into nine states: Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Imo, Edo, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ondo and Abia. The region is divided into about  40 ethnic groups, with a population of over 30 million and  an annual growth rate of about 3%, it stands as one of the most densely populated areas in the country.

The region plays an important role in the Nigerian economy. Apart from possessing massive oil and gas reserves, it has great natural resources as well as a complex and luxuriant ecosystem consisting of vast areas of mangrove swamp, wet tropical forests and freshwater forests. The discovery of oil and gas has marked the beginning of a change for the local communities in that it has provided an opportunity for appreciable improvement in living conditions.

Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC) carries out its on-shore activities with its main areas of operation spread across Imo, Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa states.  NAOC operation in these four states has been broadly categorized according to the terrain into two areas, namely, the Land Area (LAR) and the Swamp Area (SAR). Activities in Imo, Rivers, and some part of Delta state falls under LAR whereas activities in Bayelsa and some parts of Delta state (Burutu and Bomadi Local Government Areas) fall under SAR.

Over the years, NAOC and its joint venture partners have been actively involved in promoting the socio-economic well-being of the communities in the Niger Delta in collaboration with local authorities. The company has always been committed to establishing fruitful relations and a constructive dialogue with over 330 communities, identifying their needs and aspirations and subsequently finding effective ways to address them.


Last updated on 18/03/14

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