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OKOMU TO MENTOR SMALLHOLDERS FARMERS

In a bid to finalizing its plans in creating smallholder farmers’ linkage and engagement in its neighboring communities, Okomu oil palm company Plc has entered into partnership with two associations namely, Market Development Programme in the Niger Delta, (MADE) and Terra Agric.
At the inaugural meeting chaired by the Managing Director, Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc., Dr Graham Hefer and had in attendance the Company’s Agric Coordinator, Billy Ghansah, as well as representatives of MADE and Terra Agric, the theme explored the prospects and challenges likely to confronts the smallholder farmers....
Dr Graham Hefer asserted that smallholder’s scheme is designed to encourage the people in the neighboring communities to venture into agriculture. According to him, his passion for the development of the neighboring communities, made him to personally embark on regular engagement with them so as to know the major challenges of the people of the areas.
He added that the improve collaboration between Okomu and its partners in the smallholder project will create a business model that will improve access to market for the farmers and Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) supply to Okomu.
Agric. Coordinator OOPC, Billy Ghansah explained to the partners the benefits of the smallholders project noting that this will help improve the revenue of farmers already in oil palm farming as well as encourage others to venture into it. Under this arrangement, Okomu will provide mentorship amongst other assistance to the smallholders.

OKOMU BAGS AWARD FOR ADHERENCE TO IMMIGRATION LAWS

Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc. has received the 2018 Immigration award for excellence for adherence to immigration rules and procedures. The recognition came from the Edo State command of the Nigeria Immigration Service at its 2018 End of Year Dinner Party and Award night held in Benin City on 26 th January 2019.
Presenting the Award to the Managing Director, OOPC, Dr. Graham Hefer, Comptroller, Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Edo State Command said the award became imperative due to the company’s adherence to immigration extant rules and regulations.
The State Immigration Boss said the company operates policies that are in consonance with the immigration rules of the country and urged other Multi-National companies to emulate Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc. Dr. Hefer was represented at the occasion by Ms Susan Iwelu.

OKOMU OIL EMPOWERS 36 STUDENTS WITH BURSARY AWARD

THIRTY-SIX students drawn from 19 communities have benefited from the Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc annual bursary scheme for the year 2018.
The annual bursary scheme was instituted to assist students in the tertiary institutions and to encourage students to be serious with their studies. The bursary scheme is part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Presenting the cheques to the beneficiaries, Managing Director, Okomu Oil Palm Company, Dr. Graham Hefer said the company has in the past years embarked on this bursary to indigenous students to improve the level of education in the various communities. ...Dr. Hefer said the company has constantly improved on the packages yearly and urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the bursary while reiterating the company’s commitment to assisting in the development of its neighboring communities.
He added that the company in 2018 has completed various projects in over 15 communities raging from market stalls, grading of earth roads, building of staff quarters, industrial boreholes, and construction of town halls among others and asked the communities to protect the various projects.
Some of the beneficiaries of the bursary award including Osaro Kelly from Odiguetue and Omorogbe Emmanuella from Irhue communities appreciated the management of the company for the annual bursary award which they say will go a long way in assisting them academically.
The company had earlier organized a one day training/interactive session for representatives of its neighboring communities to educate them on the need for a mutual beneficial relationship between communities and the company.
Barrister Osazee Ojo who was the Guest lecturer at the occasion, spoke on took the Rights, Privileges and Communication/Social Dialogue in Community-Company Relations According to him, it is important to distinguish between what constitute right and privilege in community- Company relations. Furthermore, there is no alternative to social dialogue as such dialogue tends to increase mutual awareness and cement the relationship between the communities and the company. The training/interactive session was attend over 62 representatives from 22 communities

OKOMU COMMEMORATE THE WORLD HEALTH DAY 2018

Okomu joins the whole world to commemorate the World Health Day 2018 as we continue to provide good health and adequate medical services to our workers and their families through the provision of a Clinic and dispensaries across our concessions (26,363 consultations in 2016) which is also open to surrounding communities. We provide 3 standby ambulances for timely responses to emergencies with up to 12 medical personnel which helps to achieve this year theme of Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere.' #HealthForAll #WorldHealthDay

GOV. OBASEKI COMMISSIONS OKOMU OIL PALM COMPANY PLC NEW PLANTATION

The Okomu Oil Palm Company’s new plantation referred to as Extension 2 was on the 14th March 2018, commissioned by Governor Godwin Obaseki.

The commissioning of the of 11,416 HA plantation was witnessed by the cream of the society which include captains of Industries, offices of the Nigerian Army, Police, Immigration, NDLEA,NSCDC, National Park, representatives from Ten (10) neighbouring communities.

Other stakeholders present during the commissioning ceremony include shareholders, Regulatory agencies, Workers’ Union Executives amongst others.

The Company's New Plantation

The Company's new plantation referred to as Extension 2 will be commissioned by His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki on the the 14th of March 2018. Other details will be made known in due course