The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, has donated a twin-agent fire extinguishing system to the Benin Airport.
The Managing Director of the company, Mr Mansur Sambo, during the handover of the fire truck to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on Monday, said the gesture was part of the NPDC corporate social investment to its host communities.
Sambo, who was represented by the company’s General Manager, Asset Management, Mr Ismail Mohammed, said, the “NPDC is presenting this fire truck to FAAN, Benin airport not as part of our corporate social responsibility but as a corporate social investment to our host communities.
“The Benin Airport is also a vital root for the NPDC-related activities and we are concerned about the safety and security of the FAAN staff and passengers using the airport.
“We have been doing our best to help the community and other establishments within the NPDC host communities in order to touch their lives in a positive way,” he said.
According to him, the company will continue to do its best to carry out its CSR activities for the betterment of the nation.
Receiving the fire truck on behalf of FAAN, the Director of Airport Operations, Capt. Muye Murktar thanked the NPDC for the kind gesture.
“Airport is about safety and security, and fire service is a vital part of it. This truck is extremely expensive and we appreciate the NPDC for it,” he said.
He, however, appealed to the NPDC to extend the gesture to other airports in the country.