24 September 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos — General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, Mr Esimake Brikinn, has encouraged Nigerian journalists to be balanced, fair and accurate in their reporting.
According to the Chevron spokesman during a courtesy visit by beneficiaries of the Chevron-sponsored Advanced Writing and Reporting Skills, AWARES 2017 to its corporate headquarters in Lagos, journalists are “critical” stakeholders in the polity of the country, urging them to thread with more caution while telling their stories.
“As partners, we seek for better mutual understanding of our business environment, its challenges and its growth potentials. I encourage you, as our critical stakeholders, to be balance, fair and accurate as you tell our stories,” he said.
The AWARES sponsored by Chevron is a yearly four month course organised for journalists at the Pan-Atlantic University, Lekki-Ajah, Lagos.
Speaking on the impact of the course of the students Brikinn said he was sure this beneficiary students will make better contributions to their respective organisations.
“I feel certain that your time at Pan-Atlantic University will be of immense value to your reporting and communication skills at large. As you go back to your organisations re-charged, please add value to your jobs…” he said.
He added that CNL recognises the essence of working together with its stakeholders, as its success is connected with the success of the larger society.
“As a company, we recognise the essence of co-operating with the society, and that our business success is deeply intertwined with the success of the larger society and we believe it is in our long-term interest at add value to the society, as we create value for our shareholders. We therefore go beyond the traditional contributions that may have physically improved a neighbourhood, but did little to influence society in substantial ways.”
“CNL seeks to make investments that deliver long-term, transformative returns. We strengthen the society where we work,” he added.