Nigeria’s oil and gas logistics giant, INTELS Nigeria Limited has won the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Rivers State Branch “Award for Excellence in Public Relations and Community Development”.
The award was conferred on INTELS at a ceremony organised to mark NIPR Rivers State branch’s 2017 Annual Conference at the Amphitheatre of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt.
The award was presented to INTELS on behalf of the institute by Chief Ferdinand Alabraba, who was Chairman of the occasion.
Head, Government and Public Relations, David Alagoa, who received the award on behalf of the company, said INTELS Nigeria Limited would continue to support community empowerment and development programmes.
He said the company’s integrated participatory approach (IPA) identifies integration, participation, communication, interaction, and dialogue as important elements of its community relations development plan.
According to Alagoa, INTELS prides itself on delivering top-notch logistics services to the oil and gas industry and on maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with its host communities.
He said this approach has earned the company several commendations and awards from reputable Nigerian and international organisations.
Expatiating on this while speaking with journalists on the sidelines of the NIPR conference, Alagoa said INTELS has received no fewer than 200 letters of commendation and awards from lawmakers, government agencies, traditional rulers, community leaders, professional bodies and corporate organisations including international oil companies.
Alagoa said INTELS has been actively involved in supporting various sporting activities, building roads, providing medical services, drainages, street lights, ultra-modern markets, modern classroom blocks, free health services; ICT centres; town halls and community centres; skill acquisition centres; public toilets; civic centres; and renovated the palaces of traditional rulers in the Niger Delta region.
“We also empower indigenes of the communities through initiatives like our Women Empowerment Programme Scheme Synergy (WEPSS),” he said.
INTELS is leading the Nigerian Oil and Gas logistics support industry as a core logistics service provider through its skill, efficiency, integrity and quality of service.
The organisation has 30 years of experience in ports management and terminal logistics support services in shore bases across Nigeria, applying the “One Stop Shop” solution under its Oil Service Centre Concept.
In 2006, INTELS was awarded concession by the Federal Government to operate The Federal Ocean Terminal (Terminal A) and the Federal Lighter Terminal (Terminal B), both at the Onne Port Complex, which houses the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone. It also operates terminals in Warri, Calabar and Apapa ports.
Several dignitaries including the Vice Chancellor, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Professor Blessing Didia, attended the NIPR event.