Seplat Petroleum outlines host community development plan

Emma Arubi
& Godwin Oghre

31 August, 2011, Sweetcrude, WARRI-THE management of Seplat Petroleum Services Company Ltd, weekend, outlined development plans for host communities in their areas of of operation across Nigeria.

In a press briefing in Sapele by top management officials of the company, led by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs and New Business Development, Dr. Chioma Nwachukwu, they urged civil society and the press to co-operation with them in order to actualize their developmental goals for the host communities and the country at large.

According to Dr. Nwachukwu, the company has began, giving employment to unemployed persons in the communities, empowering people in the areas of human capital development, giving various assistance to the indigent ones, providing social amenities and portable drinking water to the host communities and engaging in social schemes to improve the peoples’ access to quality education while giving contracts to the host communities contractors.

The management also called on people who engage in vandalizing the company’s facilities and causing oil spill to desist from such illegal act capable of slowing down the developmental stride of the company.

It urged such people to channel their problems and grievances, if any, to the management for urgent attention. It said the company was intensifying the clean up effort of a recent oil spill occasioned by vandalisation in some host communities in the areas.

At a well attended one year anniversary ceremony of the company’s operations in Sapele and its environs, the Managing Director, Mr. Austin Avuru, said the company decided to bring its head office to Sapele in order to satisfy the yearnings of the host communities and to fast track the development of the area, urging the people to believe and trust the policies of the company.

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  • Oghenebrorhie Akpovwovwo

    May God continue to bless and strengthen the management team of Seplat Petroleum Development Company Ltd.

  • Onoyovwere E. Benjamin

    Sir, I’m a graduate of Petroluem Training Institute. I majored in Electrical/Electronic Engineering(Power and Machines option) Sir, I summitted my Curriculum Vitae last year to be called for evaluation but, all effort proved futile! Please sir, I will want u to use ur office!

  • solomon owonowan

    yes it is true that seplat has touched many lives.but they hv also failed to carry those of us who have rendering self sacrifices to seplat.i have being working at(Amukpe flow station sapele)seplat for five years now right from shell till date. i was deprived of the interview which took place in worri on the 13/6/2012 for the position of opperation support at Amukpe flow/s.i am qualified for the job but mr Gani Bolaji the operation manager said my name was not shortlistted,when i personally summitted my CV to the HR.This is injustice.

  • aghoa4life

    what is happening to the community recruitment exercise for ugborhen community? We attended an interview with seplat on the 3rd of august, 2012 and its over 2months now. We are yet to hear from them. Ugborhen community (ovhor fields) produces approx 22000 barrels daily for seplat. If they are really sincere abt their committement to host communities, why this delay in employing qualified graduates frm their host communities.