Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, in a statement, has revealed that, its social investment framework, has impacted lives, with a sum of $21.6 billion that has been invested into community development projects, in 14 years, over 400 communities and 600,000 individuals have benefited through the generated opportunities, for sustainable and equitable economic development in the Niger Delta.
The General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs of Chevron, Esimaje Brikinn, who was represented by the Communication Manager, Sola Adebawo, while briefing participants at the ongoing Advance Writing and Reporting Skill (AWARES) programme, at the Pan Atlantic University, ibeju-lekki in Lagos, said the framework has created a free flow of communication, which enhances investment climate for Chevron to conduct and grow its business in Nigeria, and also improve the standard of living of the communities in Chevron’s areas of operation.
Adebawo stated further that, CNL strongly believes in the development of human capacity. While the company enhances the AWARES programme for journalists by partnering with relevant stakeholders everywhere it operates, in its efforts to achieve common goal.
Besides, he noted that Chevron supports communities to have access to quality education by building and equipping 39 science laboratory complexes, over 2500 AMEPS awardees currently ongoing programme, 715 Agbami scholar’s graduated with first class since 2009, 16,300 undergraduate medicine, engineering and further revealed that over 2.8billion has been spent on chest clinics since 2008, with 28 chest clinic built across the 36 State and the Federal Capital Territory.
CNL’s Social Investment programs are believed to be the best in the country owing to its numerous achievements, especially in its host communities where the company operates.
The AWARES programme has also broadened the knowledge of journalists, especially in writing and spoken skills making them to be proficient in their chosen career.