25 November 2016, Lagos – Chevron Nigeria Limited has said the new phase of its Global Memorandum of Understanding process is designed to enhance human capital development in the country.
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Nigeria, Clay Neff, said in 2005, the CNL adopted the GMoU as a new approach to community engagement in the Niger Delta, giving communities a greater role in managing their development through the regional development councils.
“Chevron takes its role as a corporate citizen in Nigeria seriously and is active in many projects that promote health, education and economic development,” Neff, who was represented by the Director, DeepWater and PSC, Jeff Ewing, said at the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists’ 34th Annual International Conference and Exhibition in Lagos.
He said, “Over the 10-plus years of the GMoU, the NNPC/Chevron Joint Venture has spent more than N17bn on roughly 600 projects/programmes that have provided more than 40,000 scholarships, new schools, housing and medical facilities and supplies.
“They also include projects that have supported agriculture development and those helping to improve water, bridges, jetties, drains and roads.”