Mobil Headquarters in Lagos
Three community projects, in health, economic empowerment and education in Akwa Ibom state are set to be established by Mobil Producing unlimited an affiliate of ExxonMobil and an operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC/Mobil Producing Nigeria joint venture.
There are set to receive N13 billion equivalents of US$43 Million in investments from the oil giant in the next 18 months. This will make it one of the largest community investments by an oil firm in Nigeria in recent times.
Mobil listed the three favour projects to include a technical skill centre at Ikot Akata, Trauma centre at the University of Uyo Teaching hospital, Uyo and an engineering complex at the University of Uyo all in Akwa Ibom State.
According to the Chairman and Managing Director of Mobil Producing Nigeria, “these investments will provide long-term health, education and economic benefits to many in our communities. “We will continue to work closely with the government of Akwa Ibom State as part of our commitment to communities where we operate and helping to improve quality of life.
Giving details of the project design and proposed facilities of the technical skill centre to establish the Mobil Chief disclosed that the centre will consist of a three-block training complex for critical skills required in the oil and gas careers such as pipeline fabrication, all kinds of welding.
Others include electrical works, Chemical lab works, civil works and engineering design. More than one hundred students are expected to be produced annually from the centre when it commences operation.
The trauma centre to be situated inside the University of Uyo teaching hospital will boast of a resuscitation and burns room, a theatre suite, Helipad, ambulance bay and a triage area, high dependency and radiology units, Minilabs, pharmacy,
administrative offices, library, doctor call and seminar rooms. It will be housed in a two-floor building within the hospital and is set to reduce mortality rates in major medical emergencies.
The engineering workshops in the University of Uyo will boast of generators and independent water plants, two floors of workshops, laboratories, a lecture theatre, conference rooms, and faculty offices. It is expected that the workshop will service about 2000 Akwa Ibom students.