NIPCO takes CSR to Yobe State, donates relief materials to IDPs
The Nigerian Independent Petroleum Company (NIPCO) plc, has advanced its Corporate Social Responsibility, as it donated relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs) camping in the ancient city of Gashua, Yobe State.
Prior to the donation of food items, the Managing Director of NIPCO, Venkataraman Venkatapathy, had empathised with the Governor, Yobe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam and the good people of the state on the spate of insurgent attacks in the state, pledging the company’s support through donation of relief materials to ameliorate the sufferings of the IDPs.
He said the succour being offered is to compliment the efforts of the state government in addressing the plight of the displaced persons who by providence had to be dislocated from their original settlements.
A statement signed by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Toafeek Lawal quoted Venkatapathy as saying: “The intervention is our own way of identifying with the people who have been traumatised adding that it also offers us a veritable avenue of giving back to the society by way of corporate social responsibility”.
According to him, similar assistance had been rendered through the Victims Support Fund [VSF] meant to address the problem of people and communities affected by insurgency in the northeast in July 2014.
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