Other Initiatives

Others

NAOC sustainable initiatives also cover Health, Education, rural Infrastructure and water Schemes , with the aim of value creation and contributing to the improvement of the human development indexes in its areas of operation.

All social initiatives:

  • promote sustainable development of the target community in terms of generating long‐lasting benefits and supporting the notion of beneficiaries’ ownership;
  • serve as mitigation measures for companies’ operational impacts, based on the Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessments (ESHIA) conducted pursuant to the ESHIA Procedure;
  • balance the implementation of social infrastructure projects, soft skills and livelihood programs;
  • encourage multi‐stake holder collaboration when necessary to ensure the sustainability of community development investments.

 

  • Health care Health care
  • Water schemes Water schemes
  • Educational projects Educational projects

Roll-back malaria programNAOC has invested in numerous health infrastructure projects. Over 80 different civil work projects have been completed ranging from construction of doctors' and nurses' quarters, primary healthcare centers and installation of utilities like small water schemes and generators to serve the main buildings and accommodation. All these were put in place to ensure an efficient health service delivery to members of our host communities in the Niger Delta.
In addition to health infrastructure projects, the company has equally invested in health promotion and campaign programs.
Such an engagement dates back to more than ten years. Among the others, the most noteworthy are: 

-    Roll-back malaria program
This program was carried out in 2002 in collaboration with the Bayelsa state Ministry of Health and the then Okoroma/Tereke LGA (Local Government Area) in Bayelsa state with the overall objective of reducing malaria in the area, through:

  • Continuous awareness campaign  
  • Multiple Prevention Interventions  
  • Rapid diagnosis (both clinical & laboratory) and adequate radical treatment of all malaria cases  


-    Neonatal HIV/AIDS prevention
In 2003, NAOC in collaboration with UNICEF, set out to reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in line with National objectives by making VCT (Voluntary Counselling & Testing) and PMTCT (Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission) services available to people at the grassroots in the Niger Delta.


Water schemesWater is life! Access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene remains a major problem in the country especially in the rural areas. Approximately 63.2 million Nigerians lack access to clean and safe water (www.wateraid.org/ng) and only about 30% of  the rural population are privileged to have improved water coverage (UNICEF). Unsafe water and unhygienic practices causes countless preventable deaths in our environment.

NAOC therefore has over the years worked closely with more than 75 communities cut across four states in the Niger Delta, to improve water supply and sanitation facilities in these areas through the provision of various water schemes with a reticulation system to ensure distribution and physical access.

Youth empowerment and development remains key priority for NAOC investments in the community. As a result, it has invested in various educational programs at primary, secondary and tertiary level.

In addition, it has taken giant strides in development of vocational and technical training of youths in its areas of operation and beyond. NAOC has partnered State Governments, Local Governments and Communities in improving quality of education and increasing efficiency of the educational system through building and renovation of classroom blocks & teachers’ quarters, provision of laboratory equipments, book supplies and donation of fully furnished libraries to numerous communities.





Last updated on 16/11/18