The joint venture between Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), through Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) with communities in its area of operations, has spent over N20.6 billion on various programmes in Delta and other states.
The General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs (PGPA) of CNL, Mr. Esimaje Brikinn made the disclosure over the weekend during the closing ceremony of a two- week training programme for teachers facilitated by CNL, Jewels of Africa Foundations, and Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND).
He reiterated that partnership is the core value of Chevron as a company, adding that the money was spent on scholarship, schools, medical facilities, housing, agriculture and infrastructure improvement between 2005 and 2018.
According to Brikinn, who was represented by the company’s Area Manager, PGPA Field Operations, Mr. Sam Daibo, the two-week programme, which had 44 participants was designed to help teachers upgrade their skills for effective dispensation of knowledge in a fast changing world.
He observed that Chevron’s partnership with the Government of Delta State and other states, as well as other stakeholders have made it possible for CNL to add significant value to people’s lives through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and community engagement initiative.
“Between 2007 and 2016, over 2,900 Nigerian students have benefitted from the NNPC/CNL JV national guard scholarship, while Star Deep, a Chevron Company and its partners in Agbami field have awarded over 16,000 scholarships for engineers and medical professionals since 2009.
“Similarly, over 11,300 students have benefited from NNPC/CNL JV’s community scholarship from 2008/2009 to 2017/2018 academic session,”