News & Updates


Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc has been identified as an important landscape for African Grey parrots in Nigeria this is after series of surveys to determine seasonal patterns of behaviour and habitat usage of the parrot.
An overnight roosting location was identified in the nursery of Okomu Oil Palm Plc.
Another a roosting location close to the Araukwa Stream within the Okomu National Park was identified among the over twenty forest sites across the southern part of Nigeria.
A survey conducted in march 2019 by Ifeanyi Ezenwa and Ugochukwu Abazu both from of the department of Zoology and Environmental Biology of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, shows that within the Okomu Oil Palm plantation, the parrots were found leaving the site very early in the morning (possibly due to disturbance by people collecting tail feathers from beneath the roost before daybreak with the use of flashlights). The Grey parrots were observed to start arriving at the roost at approximately 17.00h in groups of 1 or 2 with the majority arriving between 19h20 and 20h20. ...
Groups often stopped at some distance from the roost site before aggregating together and arriving at the roost tree in groups of 50 or more. The roost was estimated to be used by between 400 and 450 Gray parrots, considerably more than the number counted during the previous visit in April 2018 (estimated around 100-150) suggesting that the numbers roosting may be variable depending on the season.
In 2017 African Grey parrots were recognized as Globally Endangered species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to rapid population declines driven by the capture of the bird for the pet trade and deforestation. In 2018 an initiative was launched to understand the status of African Grey parrots in Nigeria, determine threats and identify critical actions for the protection of wild populations.


The rich culture of the various ethnic groups in Nigeria took centre stage on Friday 12th July when pupils of Okomu Staff School held their 2019 cultural day celebration.
The event is in recognition of the significance of a people’s culture as their identity and also that the best time to teach children their culture is at the early stages of their lives.
Welcoming parents and guardians to the cultural day celebration, Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Gloria Izevbigbe said the day was set aside by management of the school to further enlighten the pupils on the importance of culture to human existence.
She advised parents and care-giver to always teach children and wards their various cultural values so as to prevent our cultures from going into extinction. ...
The children dressed in their various tradition attires thrilled their audience with different cultural displays The cultural day celebration is an annual event in the Okomu Staff Primary School. Pictures, they say speak louder than words, happy viewing


The Edo State Commissioner of Police, CP Danmallan Mohammed paid a courtesy call on the Okomu OIL palm Company plc to familiarize himself with the security challenges confronting the company.
The State Police boss while acknowledging the role Okomu is playing in boosting the nation's economy as well as creation of jobs for thousands of Nigerians said the Nigeria Police will continue to ensure that adequate security is provided for the company to operate.
Managing Director, Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc, Dr Graham Hefer while appreciating CP Danmallan for the visit, said security is the bedrock for any business to grow. Dr Graham drew the attention of the CP to some areas the company has been having security challenges; he also stated the company’s resolve to cooperate with the Police and other security agencies in the discharge of their duties.


This is to bring to the notice of the general public that Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc is currently selling Rams and Sheep at give away prices
Below are the categories and prizes:

  1. Big size #45,000
  2. Medium size #25,000
  3. Small size #20,000

Interested persons should contact the Estate superintendent, OOPC, Mr Adekunle Salami on 08035037421 or email:


Okomu oil Palm company plc has announced a dividend of 3 naira per 50kobo ordinary share for all its shareholders in the year ended 31 st December 2018.
In a statement signed by the company’ secretary Christian Mariere on behalf of the board of directors, the proposed dividend is subject to appropriate withholding tax on approval, paid to shareholders whose names appear in the register of members at the close of business on 13 th May 2019.
The statement further disclosed that the register of shareholders will be closed from Tuesday 14 th to Friday 17 th May 2019 while electronic payment of dividend will commence on 20 th June 2019. ...
Also the annual general meeting of shareholders of the company will hold on Thursday 13 th June 2019 at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja at 10:00am.


Okomu Staff School has held it 2019 inter-house sport competition.
The competition which was held at the sport complex in the Main Estate of Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc saw highly contested activities from the pupils of the school.
At the end of the competition, Purple House emerged the overall winner, with Yellow and Red House, coming second and third positions respectively. ...
The event witnessed excited pupils from the nursery to primary arms of the school contesting in various sporting activities which included March pass, sack races, 75m, 100m, 200m and 400m, relay race, among others.
At the end of the competition awards and prizes were given to winners in the various competitions.


In preparation for RSPO auditing and hopefully certification, The Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc. has organized four day training for all contractors operating under the company with the aim of equipping them with the latest trend in contract execution in line with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
The training is a manifestation of the company’s commitment to RSPO principles and criteria 2018 as well as the Health Safety and Environment system in Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc.
The training which started on February 28, 2019 rounded up on March 5, 2019 was extended to all contractors doing business with the company. ...
The participants were taught on the RSPO 2018 Principles and criteria, National Interpretation of RSPO among others areas of RSPO.
It is the tradition of Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc. to embark on annual training and retraining of its staff, contractors and community representatives.


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 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.


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 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


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