The Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited, a Chevron Oil company in fulfillment of its corporate social responsibility and contribution to national development, built a Multi Million naira digitalized science laboratory for Ibeku High School, Umuahia, Abia State.
This multi million Naira Project built in conjunction with all the companies in the Agbami field, is part of an even bigger target of the Agbami Parties “to improve the availability and affordability of quality education in Nigeria.”
According to these oil firms, this science laboratory is expected to have a huge impact on the students because of its capacity to reach and provide them with a state of art and up to date science laboratory equipments for carrying out experiments and for writing their examinations.
Mr. Sam Otuonye of Chevron at the launch when handing over the digitalized laboratory building block to The Abia State Government spoke encouraging the school management and students for optimal and good use of the laboratory saying “to efficiently manage the science laboratory, to fully optimize the laboratory and ensure its sustainability for the benefit of the people,” and expressed his satisfaction and happiness over their intervention in various sectors and resulting benefit to the Nation at large in numerous ways.
Mr Otuonye with the Agbami parties reiterated that a number of other projects in the health and education sectors have been implemented in Abia State including the provision of a fully equipped Chest Clinic built at the Abia State Specialist Hospital and Diagnostic Centre, Amachara, Umuahia. He also noted that 1,067 Abia indigenes have benefited from Agbami Medical and Engineering Professional Scholarship since 2009 while another set of 119 indigenes benefited from the NNPC/CNL JV scholarships between 2014 and 2016.
The Deputy Governor of Abia State, Chief Ude Oko Chukwu recieving the project spoke good words of appreciation and gratitude to the The Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited, Companies in the Agbami field and Chevron for the gesture also assuring that the Government would provide security to ensure the safety of the building and equipments.