Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) Unlimited, operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC/MPN joint venture, has lauded the developmental strides of Akwa Ibom State, since its creation on September 23, 1987.
Its Chairman and Managing Director, Paul McGrath, said this in a message congratulating the government and people of the state on the 30th anniversary of its creation.
“This milestone provides an opportunity for the people of Akwa Ibom State to reflect on the vision of the state’s founding fathers and celebrate the progress achieved over the years,” said McGrath.
The company acknowledged the support it has enjoyed from the people of Akwa Ibom since the state’s creation in 1987 and restated the joint venture’s commitment to long term operations and mutually beneficial relationship with the state.
“We have enjoyed relatively peaceful relations with the people of Akwa Ibom over the years. Our commitment is to ensure more social and economic benefits from the joint venture business accrue to the communities near our operations and across the state,” said McGrath.
He added:“We are proud of our contributions to the development of Akwa Ibom State and look forward to working together for greater achievements,” he added.
Mobil Producing Nigeria commenced operations in Nigeria in 1955 and operates a Joint Venture with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The joint venture has made substantial contributions in the areas of health, education, and empowerment projects in its operational bases in Akwa Ibom State.