Firm boosts CSR investments in empowerment programme
An indigenous upstream oil firm, Moni Pulo Limited, has increased its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) profile through the engagement of the host community in empowerment programme.
According to the company, it has also increase investments in CSR for its host community in Akwa Ibom State despite tough oil and gas business environment.
The company, which revealed this in a statement at the weekend, maintained that it increased CSR investments based on its commitment to improving the wellbeing of people in its host communities.
The company said: “in response to the need identified by the people of the Mbo and Effiat Local Council Areas of Akwa Ibom State, Moni Pulo Limited recently carried out the 2016 edition of its Community Empowerment Programme providing about 100 business owners from the community with key business equipment.”
“This is 7th of such empowerment programme carried out by Moni Pulo in Akwa Ibom State,” the statement added.
In her address at the event, the Executive Vice Chairman of Moni Pulo Limited, Dr. Seinye Lulu-Briggs said CSR is a core corporate value that Moni Pulo cherishes.
She emphasized that the programme aligns with the current global Sustainable Development Goals ”as it provides opportunities for the entrepreneur”, she was quoted to have said.
Through this Community Empowerment Initiative, Moni Pulo Limited has aligned with the ‘Dakka Da’ Social Awareness Initiative instituted by the Governor Udom Emmanuel’administration in Akwa Ibom State.
Furthermore, motivated by its mission to be a beacon of hope to succeeding generations of indigenous industries, the oil company, through this programme has created a platform for the indigenes of Akwa Ibom to further unlock their potentials and enhance their livelihoods.