As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) to its host communities, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) has donated some educational materials worth several millions of naira to over 10 public primary and secondary schools in Edo State.
The managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)’s subsidiary, Mansur Sambo said the benefiting schools are the company’s (OML 111) host communities in Benin-City.
Sambo represented by general manager, Community Relations and Security, Sylvester Atugbokoh commended the host communities for their continuous support and hitch free operations in the communities.
He noted that the initiative has impacted positively on the host communities, and assured that the subsidiary will continuously sustain the initiative.
He listed the educational materials donated to the schools to include, e-Library tablets, Science textbooks, notebooks, desks, chairs, among others.
He said the empowerment was the second presentation to schools in the host communities in the past two years since 2018, as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Earlier, Dahiru Abubakar, manager, Community Relations Department (CRD) said the presentation was to improve the educational standards in all NPDC host communities. He said in 2018, schools from host communities in Edo, Delta, Imo and Rivers states benefitted from the programme. He however, urged the schools managements to allow the students make judicious use of the facilities.
He assured the company’s commitment to do more in its host communities especially in youth and education empowerments in order to sustain the relative peace in the communities.
Abubakar noted that the programme was geared towards partnering with communities to ensure good working and harmonious relationships in all its areas of operations.
Responding on behalf of the benefitting schools, the Enogie of Ologbo, Owen Gason Akenzua, commended the company for the empowerment. The traditional ruler who was represented by Felix Edogiarie, assured the establishment of good working and peaceful environment.