Chevron assures stakeholders of needs-driven intervention programmes
Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has said that its Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) and social intervention programmes in the country are data-based and needs-driven.
Its General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Esimaje Brikinn, said this while addressing the 2017 set of participants at the Advanced Writing and Reporting Skills (AWARES) of the School of Media and Communications (SMC), Pan Atlantic University (PAU) in Lagos.
He said the company has spent about $100 million on Deep Water Social intervention projects and about N7.5 billion on educational sponsorships.
For instance, Brikinn said about $5.3m was expended between 2012 and 2016 by CNL in Bayelsa State to tackle HIV/AIDS.
He pointed out that the company through its health intervention programme in the state was able to reduce the prevalence rate of the dreaded disease in Bayelsa State from 9 per cent to 3.1 per cent.
Brikinn added that another $1.5 million was disburse in 2016 for the second phase of the CSR project in Bayelsa State where about 185,000 people were reached.
Besides, he stated that company has also built and equipped chest clinics, science laboratories and related interventions in many states of the federation as part of its contribution to the wellbeing of the people.
On the AWARES training programme, Brikinn said, “CNL strongly believes in the development of human capital, in line with its core values of building productive and beneficial relationships. That is why we continue to sponsor various programmes with the goal of exposing our media stakeholders to fundamental communication techniques that help enhance writing, speaking and presentation skills.
“One of our core values is partnership. It is our usual practice to partner with relevant stakeholders everywhere we operate, in our efforts to achieve common business and development goals, especially with the media,” he added.
He said Chevron takes its role as a member of the community seriously and is actively involved in partnering with stakeholders to implement various projects that promote health, economic, education and environmental development.
Speaking on behalf of the participants, Chuks Nwanne, lauded the organisation for its support, adding that the training programme has further enriched their knowledge.