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Militancy still affects our operations — WAPCo

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Militancy still affects our operations — WAPCo

By Raji Rasak and Yunus Yusuf

The Managing Director of West African Gas Pipelines Company (WAPCo), Mr Walter Perez, says militancy is affecting smooth operations of the company in the Niger Delta.

Perez made this known at the official commissioning and handover of Ajido Health Clinic, Badagry on Wednesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the clinic was built by the company for the Lagos State Government.

The Managing Director said supplies to other countries like Ghana, Togo and Benin had been affected by militant activities in the Niger Delta, adding that the issue was being addressed.

Perez said the clinic, which cost over N80 million, was part of the company’s social project for communities where it operates.

“This is not the first time we are building clinic or schools in our host communities.

“We have built markets, boreholes, toilets and schools, depending on the needs of the host community,” he said.

He appealed to the residents to make good use of the clinic, adding that the company would do more for them.

The traditional ruler of Ajido Kingdom, Aholu Topon Toyiagai lauded the company for the project.

“We, the people of Ajido and its environs, express our appreciation for the honour done to us.

“As Oliver Twist, Ajido wants more of people-oriented projects that will improve their living standard.

“Today, history is being made and the entire citizens of Ajido at home and abroad are appreciative of this laudable gesture,” he said.

Inaugurating the clinic, Dr Olufemi Onanuga, the Special Adviser on Public Health to Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwumi Ambode, commended the company for the gesture.

Onanuga assured the people of the community that adequate personnel would deployed to the clinic for immediate operations.

He urged other companies to emulate WAPCO’s good gesture.

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