Henceforth Anambra state will be benefiting from the two hundred slots scholarship scheme being allotted to host communities of oil and gas across the federation.
The Chairman Host Community of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas, Dr. Mike Emoh disclosed this while addressing members of host communities of oil and gas and their traditional rulers in Awka.
According to Dr. Emoh the visit was to congratulate and celebrate with Governor Willie Obiano and the people of Anambra state that after all hurdles and challenges, Anambra has been pronounced oil producing state which he said will enhance development in Anambra.
Dr. Emoh listed some of the benefits of oil producing states to include, thirteen percent derivation, Presidential Amnesty Programme, European Union two hundred billion naira agricultural programme among others.
Earlier in a meeting with the traditional rulers of oil and gas host communities, Dr. Emoh thanked them for proper co-ordination and sensitization of their subjects and hinted on the programmes of Host Community of Nigeria for their communities.
Contributing, the founder of Host Community of Nigeria in Anambra state Mrs Joy Igboka appreciated Governor Willie Obiano and their Chairman for their support and encouragement, noting that the meeting was mainly for celebration of a dream come true.
In their remarks, the chairman Elders Advisory Council Host Community of Nigeria in Anambra State, Igwe Emeka Ilouno and the traditional ruler of Atani Igwe Azuka Ngaodi thanked Dr Emoh for the visit and for his efforts in ensuring that oil host communities in Anambra get their benefits.
In a vote of thanks, the Anambra State Chairman of Host Community of Nigeria, Mr Okeke Ugwonwa commended both the chairman and members of host communities, stating that their focus of benefit centered on development of Anambra State not minding the communities that are involved.
Njideka Okoye reports that question and answer session as well as parade by the Pipeline Surveillance Security Officers featured at the meeting.