Chevron releases N800m for community projects

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR),  Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) said about N800 million has been released to the Ilaje Regional Development Council (IRDC) since inception for the implementation of both infrastructure and non infrastructure projects areas of its operation.
The General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs (PGPA) of the company, Mr Deji Haastrup, disclosed this in his remark at the annual general meeting of the IRDC held at Owena Motel, Akure, Ondo State.
Haastrup, who was represented by the PGPA Superintendent, Mr Trust Inimgba,  expressed delight that the council had managed the process successfully through participatory partnership to achieve measured success in most of its cardinal objectives.
According to him, the IRDC had expended the N800 million disbursed to it for implementation of projects most of which he said had been completed and commissioned.
The projects, Haastrup said, include the provision of science laboratory, multipurpose halls, concrete and wooden foot bridges, housing projects, town halls, micro-credit scheme, scholarship awards and provision of public toilets.
Other projects executed by the council are provision of skill acquisition schemes, donation of books to secondary schools and quarterly medical programme for aged persons and pregnant women.
The manager expressed delight that the Reverse Osmosis project of the IRDC is also on-going while the leadership of the IRDC very recently inaugurated  15 wooden foot bridges in various communities in addition to the purchase of two speed boats for transportation.
He said the new leadership had also earmarked other projects and programs for implementation including vocational training for 100 youths including women, furnishing of two town halls at Awoye and Molutehin, among others.
Haastrup said Chevron/NNPC Joint Venture would frowned significantly at a situation that would lead to breach of due process in the implementation of GMoU and would leave no stone unturned to prevent such from happenings.
The manager said Chevron was happy with the partnership with the state government in facilitating other social investment programmes in the state.
The programmes he said include the Roll Back Malaria programmees with the donation of malaria drugs and long lasting insecticides treated nets, deworming of thousands of primary school children from different communities around the state.
He added that the NNPC/Chevron Joint Venturealso continues to deploy its NYSC Science Teachers programme at Molotehin Comprehensive College and Igbokoda Grammar School which has helped in improving the teaching and learning of science subjects.
Haastrup said the corps members participating in  the scheme are paid stipends monthly by the company. Just as the company had handed over to the state government a chest clinic donated to the State Specialist Hospital Akure and a science laboratory donated to Igbokoda Grammar School.

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