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Nigeria LNG flags off support for six teaching hospitals; signs MoUs

ByBassey Udo

Jan 24, 2022


As part of its multi-billion Naira Hospital Support Programme, the
Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Limited on Monday signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with six teaching hospitals to flag off the implementation.

The six hospitals selected to be part of the first phase of the programme
include Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos; University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada; Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) Kano; University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin; University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Calabar; and Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH), Yenagoa.
The NLNG HSP targets 12 hospitals from the country’s six geographical zones.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, NLNG, Philip Mshelbila, signed the MoUs on behalf of the Company with the hospitals.

To witness the MoU signing were the Director, Public Private Partnership and Diaspora Unit, Federal Ministry of Health, Omobolanle Olowu, who represented the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire; Deputy Managing Director, NLNG, Sadeeq Mai-Bornu; members of NLNG’s Extended Management Team, and officials of health agencies in the country.

Mshelbila said the Hospital Support Programme was the Company’s response to the pressure on the medical sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He stated NLNG and its partners in the project would significantly impact the healthcare system in the country by improving the fitness status of the beneficiary medical facilities.

The NLNG Hospital Support Programme (HSP), he said, was the second part of NLNG’s national Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.

The first part was the University Support Programme (USP) for construction/rehabilitation of modern engineering laboratories, equipped with cutting-edge equipment in six universities, namely the University of Ibadan, University of Ilorin, University of Port-Harcourt, University of Maiduguri, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

The HSP is the latest addition to several significant CSR projects the Company is implementing, the NLNG MD said.

In a similar development, NLNG on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) to support a strong healthcare system in Rivers State.

NLNG is an incorporated Joint Venture owned by four Shareholders, namely, the Federal Government of Nigeria, represented by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (49%), Shell Gas B.V. (25.6%), TotalEnergies Gaz & Electricite Holdings (15%), and Eni International N.A. N. V. S.àr.l (10.4%).

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