15 March 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, NLNG, has bagged the 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Excellence Award by the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The award is in recognition of the impact of he company’s $12million pan-Nigeria University Support Programme, USP.
The award is given to companies which CSR projects impacts society without direct benefit to the company.
In a ceremony in Abuja, the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ACCI, said after research and comprehensive analysis from a highly professional team of business intelligence experts, NLNG was selected for the award for its CSR work especially its pan-Nigeria University Support Programme (USP).
Receiving the award on behalf of the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NLNG, the General Manager for External Relations, Kudo Eresia-Eke, said, “We are very pleased to receive the Excellence Award for CSR from the Abuja Chamber of Commerce. There are different dimensions to this award.
“Firstly, this is a testament to our core values which guide our work. We stand on the values of integrity, teamwork, excellence and caring. It is great to see that these values have worked for us in our behaviour and interaction with our stakeholders, our operations, our CSR projects and in fulfilling our vision of helping to build a better Nigeria.
“On the other hand, our success and award will inspire other companies to emulate us and even do it better than we have done. The award reminds us of the need for companies to think broadly in CSR terms for purposes of moderation and balance in the nation. Balance is what ensures durability”.
In his welcome address, the President of ACCI, Mr. Tony Ejinkeonye, said neither integrity nor excellence was compromised in choosing Nigeria LNG Limited for the award.
NLNG is owned by four shareholders, namely, the Federal Government of Nigeria, represented by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC (49%), Shell Gas BV, SGBV, (25.6%), Total LNG Nigeria Limited (15%), and Eni International (N.A,) N. V. S. a. r. l (10.4%).