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Exxonmobil donates N80m for flood victims

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL), affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, have donated the sum of $500,000 (about N80 million) to victims of the recent flooding disaster in five of the worst hit states.

ExxonMobil affiliates in Nigeria have partnered with the Nigerian Red Cross to provide relief to Akwa Ibom, Rivers and three other states which have been severely affected by the disaster.
“Our sincere thoughts are with the people of Nigeria where hundreds have lost their lives and millions more have been impacted by this disaster,” said Mark Ward, Lead Country Manager of ExxonMobil Affiliates in Nigeria.  “It’s our hope that our support for the Nigerian Red Cross efforts will help to address the needs of those affected by this tragedy.”

Millions have been severely affected as floods have ravaged homes, farmlands, schools and health centers, leaving many without food, drinking water, shelter, and basic amenities. There is also a high risk of epidemics breaking out in the affected areas.

“We are extremely grateful to receive these funds, as they will allow us to help those most affected by this disaster,” said Umar Mairiga, Disaster Management Coordinator, Nigerian Red Cross. “Using our network of volunteers, these funds will be used to support activities that will help people recover from this emergency.”
ExxonMobil places the highest priority on the preservation of human life, and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of the Nigerian people.  Together with the Nigerian Red Cross, ExxonMobil affiliates in Nigeria are committed to providing disaster relief assistance in the affected states.