Mohammed Shosanya

The management of Odu’a Investment Company Limited popularly known as “Odu’a Investment” has announced the retirement of the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Adewale Raji.

The company also appointed Mr. Abdulrahman Yinusa as the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer effective 1st of June, 2024.

The company’s Head of the media and publicity of the conglomerate, Mr Victor Ayetoro,disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

The statement said that Mr. Adewale Raji’s retirement follows ten (10) years of dedicated service as Group Managing Director of the forty-seven year old conglomerate.

The statement added that as a Group Managing Director, he oversaw the Group’s return to a growth and profitability trajectory through strategic restructuring of the operating structure of the group to improve efficiency. During his two (2) tenures, the company grew Profit Before Tax (PBT) from N378 million (2013) to a high of N2.2 billion (2021), paid a total of N2.56 billion in dividends so far.

The company diversified into agribusiness,oil and gas and other sectors through strategic partnerships, and repositioned the group’s key subsidiaries and assets.

He also helped improve the group’s corporate governance framework, and culture of accountability and transparency amongst management and staff. Prior to his appointment at Odu’a Investment, Mr. Raji was the Managing Director, Distribution Services at PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc where he served for 8 years on the Board.

Mr. Abdulrahman Yinusa currently serves as Executive Director, and the Group Chief Financial Officer of Odu’a Investment. He is a thoroughbred finance professional with over three (3) decades in-depth experience in the Financial Services Industry.

He will be responsible for implementing the Group Board’s shared vision and plan, as well as ensure continued execution of existing strategic projects.

Before joining Odu’a Investment, he retired from Diamond Bank (now part of Access Bank) as an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer. In the course of his over thirty (30) year career, he demonstrated unique leadership skills, versatility and excellence, and developed expertise in several areas including asset management, local and international capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, strategy, treasury and business transformation.

Mr. Yinusa graduated with a B.Sc. Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, and holds both M.Sc. Economics and MBA (Finance) degrees from the University of Lagos. He is also an alumnus of the University of Cambridge, IMD, Switzerland and INSEAD, France where he attended top management programmes.

Odu’a Investment has also appointed Mr. Yemi Ajao as Executive Director, and Group Chief Investment and Business Development Officer* , a role he will assume on the 15th of January 2024.

Mr. Yemi Ajao has over twenty (20) years’ extensive experience in oil and gas operations (engineering), strategy, corporate finance, real estate, venture capital and private equity. He graduated with a B.Sc. Chemical Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University, and holds an M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston, and an MBA from the Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, Houston, USA.

Speaking on the leadership changes,the Group Chairman of the Board, Odu’a Investment Company Limited, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, stated; “Today we announce the retirement of a Group Managing Director who superintendent over a pivotal period in Odu’a Investment’s evolution into a world class conglomerate. On behalf of the Board, I will like to express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Adewale Raji for his exceptional leadership, and for steering the ship with such vision, courage and professionalism during his tenure.

“We are also delighted about the smooth leadership transition, and I will like to congratulate the Shareholders and the Board on Mr. Abdulrahman Yinusa’s appointment. I have no doubt in my mind that he will take Odu’a Investment to another level of growth, especially with the foundations laid over the past few years.”

Commenting further, the outgoing GMD, Mr. Adewale Raji said, “It has been a great honour to have been entrusted by the Group’s Shareholders and the Board to superintend over the affairs of the business from June 2014.”

“The period witnessed remarkable changes in the financial performance and corporate governance standing of the Group. I am delighted that the modest successes recorded in portfolio rebalancing and asset optimization in our notable chosen sectors of Real Estate, Hospitality, Financial Services, Agriculture, Energy, etc are going to receive accelerated transformation under my worthy successor (Mr Yinusa) and the excellent crop of talent that the Group has attracted under the support of the Board in these past few years.’’

Jim Swartz Is Chevron Nigeria’s New MD

Mohammed Shosanya

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and CNL, has appointed Jim Swartz as the Chairman and Managing Director of Chevron Nigeria/Mid-Africa Business Unit.

The appointment takes effect on April 1, 2024,according to a statement on Wednesday.

Until his appointment, Swartz was Vice President, Capital Projects based in Houston, USA.

CNL’s General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Esimaje Brikinn, in a statement said on Wednesday, January 10, said Swartz brings a wealth of experience in the upstream business and a proven ability to build effective partnerships with stakeholders.

A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he received a Bachelor of Science in Geology, Swartz also obtained a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Oklahoma.

He joined Chevron in 1990 as a Geologist in Louisiana and has since held positions of increasing responsibility in Angola and the United States.

He replaces Richard (Rick) Kennedy who has elected to retire after almost 40 years of service to the company.

Brikinn said as Chairman and Managing Director of Chevron Nigeria/Mid-Africa Business Unit, Rick’s thoughtful and collaborative leadership led to improved business outcomes. He made significant contributions to the Nigerian oil and gas industry as Chairman of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), during which he led industry engagements on the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) and other industry initiatives.

Asharami Energy Gets ISO 20400 Certification For Sustainable Procurement

Mohammed Shosanya

Asharami Energy, a Sahara Group upstream company, has been awarded the international Organization for Standardization (ISO) 20400 certification for sustainable procurement. This significant milestone in the upstream supply chain and procurement management system is a recognition of the company’s commitment to sustainable practices and responsible sourcing.

The ISO 20400 certification is a globally recognized standard for sustainable procurement and is awarded to organizations that demonstrate their commitment to sustainable practices and responsible sourcing. This certification also highlights Asharami Energy’s focus on corporate social impact and sustainability.

According to Henry Menkiti, Chief Operating Officer, Asharami Energy, “This certification is a testament to our dedication to promoting sustainable practices across our operations. At Asharami Energy, we are always working towards aligning the impact of our operations with global environment standards, collaborating with all stakeholders within our host communities.

Menkiti said in a statement that Asharami Energy continues to make its distinctive mark in the upstream sector, through several quality and safety milestones, the most recent being the company’s record of 3 million Lost Time Injury free man-hours. The “Lost Time Injury” is an important occupational safety and health benchmark in the oil and gas industry. It is also a measure of an injury or illness that occurs following a work-related incident and causes an individual to miss workdays or disrupts operations due to downtime.

Also speaking on the ISO award, Frank Emeruwa, Head of Supply Chain Management, Asharami Energy, noted that sustainable procurement remained critical to ensuring the long-term success of energy businesses and more sustainable community relations. “This achievement demonstrates our unwavering commitment to responsible sourcing, ethical practices, and transparency in our procurement processes,” he said, adding, “With this achievement, Asharami Energy has set a benchmark for sustainable procurement practices in the upstream industry, reinforcing Sahara Group’s commitment towards making a difference, bringing energy to life responsibly.”

Tayo Aduloju Is NESG’s New CEO

Mohammed Shosanya

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has announced the appointment of Dr. Tayo Aduloju as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organisation.

His appointment takes effect from the 1st of January, 2024,a statement said on Monday .

According the statement,until his appointment, Tayo Aduloju was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Senior Fellow, Economic Policy, Strategy, and Competitiveness of the NESG.

The statement explained that with this appointment, Dr Tayo Aduloju becomes the 6th Chief Executive Officer of the NESG.

Dr Aduloju is a Nigerian scholar-practitioner, economist, policy entrepreneur, and strategist.

He has contributed to reform initiatives in several socio-economic fields, including aviation, agriculture, finance, fiscal development, human resources, governance, performance management, investment promotion, maritime, transport policy, and public service reforms.

Before his appointment, Dr Tayo Aduloju previously worked as a policy advisor and held several appointments serving former Presidents Yar’Adua, Obasanjo and Buhari.

He had overseen the NESG’s network of national public-private leadership and conversation forums to advance the transformation of the Nigerian Economy for an inclusive, sustainable, and competitive place on the world stage.

Dr Aduloju is an Okun Economic Fellow for Africa and the Middle East, the Programme Director for the NESG High-Level Forum on Sustainable Development Goals, Chair of Country Illicit Financial Flows Mapping Group, Co-Chair of the Nigeria Open Government Partnership Poverty Eradication and Social Protection Technical Working Group and the Private Sector Advisor for the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria and has earned five graduate degrees over time with a Masters in Data, Economics and Development Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Master in Public Administration from Walden University, Masters in Business Administration from the Commonwealth University of Business Arts & Technology; Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Economic Policy and Public Administration, Rushmore University and Doctor of Business Administration (honoris causa) in Strategic Management from Commonwealth University of Business Arts & Technology.

Dr Aduloju has, over the years, instructed aspiring corporate leaders in his lectures on how to approach societal change with a more involved and adaptable mentality.

His commentary on economic policy examines empirical evidence and applies pragmatism to discussing economic change in Nigerian print and internet media.

He has also earlier served as the primary historian and archivist for creating the “In the National Interest” television documentary series, which explored the background and effects of the NESG.

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group is a non-profit, non-partisan private sector organisation with a mandate to promote and champion the reform of the Nigerian Economy into a modern, globally competitive, sustainable, inclusive, and open economy.

Over the years, NESG has achieved significant progress in the areas of research outputs, execution of programmes, seminars, conferences and workshops aimed at facilitating the formulation and implementation of social and economic reform programmes for the growth and transformation of the Nigerian Economy.

NESG has emerged as the most notable platform for public-private dialogue in Nigeria.

NLNG Wins NECA’s Investment In Societal Renewal, CSR Award

Mohammed Shosanya

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has conferred on Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) the Investment in Societal Renewal and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award, in honour of the company’s commitment to CSR initiatives in Nigeria.

NECA also presented NLNG with the Elimination of Child Labour in the Workplace Award and a recognition award for its contribution to the conference.

At the 3rd Annual NECA Employers’ Awards held in Lagos recently,the association emphasised that NLNG clinched the awards after undergoing a rigorous evaluation process and surveys by the professional body.

NECA described this annual award as a ground-breaking initiative to promote and laud best practices in Corporate Performance, People Management, and Industrial Relations among Nigerian employers.

NLNG’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO), Dr. Philip Mshelbila,emphasized that NLNG’s unwavering commitment to CSR and excellent human resources practices aligned with its vision of being a globally competitive LNG company, helping to build a better Nigeria.

He underscored NLNG’s role as an inspirational national success story and a significant contributor to the overall development of Nigeria.

According to him,NLNG, driven by its core value of excellence and care, has pursued perfection and achieved remarkable feats in the realm of CSR.

He remarked:“NLNG’s CSR drive is anchored on four pillars – health, education, infrastructure development, and empowerment – all geared towards supporting sustainable development. We see ourselves as exemplary corporate citizens, fully committed to investing in the advancement of a better Nigeria. Yet, to accomplish this, we require the unwavering support and collaboration of all stakeholders in the country. I earnestly urge increased support from these critical stakeholders to help us achieve the pinnacle of CSR excellence for the country.”

NLNG’s flagship CSR projects include the Hospital Support Programme (HSP) and the multi-billion-naira 34-kilometre Bonny-Bodo Road, supporting healthcare infrastructural development in 12 teaching hospitals across the country and socio-economic activities in the riverine parts of Rivers State respectively.

These projects are ongoing.

In healthcare, NLNG is implementing its malaria elimination project on Bonny Island through the Bonny Island Malaria Elimination Project (BNYMEP) in collaboration with the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (US-PMI), the Rivers State government and the Grand Bonny Kingdom.

The company also established the Bonny Community Health Insurance Programme (BCHIP), a community-based health insurance partnership with the Rivers State Government and Bonny Kingdom, making healthcare services more accessible and affordable. It has over 12,000 subscribers on Bonny Island.

The company’s dedication to education was evident in its scholarship programs, benefitting over 4,000 Nigerian students at post-primary, undergraduate, and post-graduate levels.

Besides,NLNG’s commitment to bridging the gap in technical education was exemplified by the construction and equipping of the Bonny Vocational Centre (BVC), which has trained some 920 Nigerians in various vocational and occupational areas.

Other CSR projects also include the completed University Support Programme (USP), where NLNG constructed or rehabilitated engineering laboratories in six universities across the country; and The Nigeria Prize for Science, The Nigeria Prize for Literature, and The Nigeria Prize for Literary Criticism, with cash rewards of $100,000 each for the science and literature prizes, further demonstrating NLNG’s commitment to fostering excellence in education.

Hakama Sidi Ali Is CBN’s New Spokesperson

Mohammed Shosanya

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has appointed Mrs Hakama Sidi Ali, as its new Acting Director of Corporate Communications.

This was conveyed in a statement made available to the media during the weekend in Abuja.

Mrs Ali, a member of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), who served as Deputy Director in the same Department at the Bank before her latest appointment.

The new CBN spokesperson is a 1992 graduate of the Bayero University, Kano, where she bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication. She also has an MSc in Mass Communication and PGDE in English Language.

Apart from NIPR, Ali is also a member of other reputable professional bodies like the Chartered Institute of Loan and Risk Management (CILRM), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN), Africa Development Studies Centre (ADSC), Toastmasters International and many others.

Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman Wins 2023 Daily Trust African of the Year

Mohammed Shosanya

Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman, a South African altruist, has emerged the 2023 Daily Trust African of the Year.

Dr. Sooliman, a medical doctor who gave up his career to pursue the field of humanitarian aid, which for him transcends the boundaries of race, religion, culture, class and geography, was chosen out of nine finalists drawn from a list of 736 nominations received at the end of the first phase of the selection process for the award in October, 2023.

The six-member Selection Board of the Daily Trust African of the Year, which was chaired by the Executive Chairman of AllAfrica Global Media Incorporated, Mr. Amadou Mahtar Ba, in acting capacity, announced the emergence of the medical doctor as the winner on Friday, December 1, 2023, following a virtual meeting of the Board held on November 20, 2023,a statement said.

The statement said: “After careful consideration of the works of the nine finalists, the Selection Board has unanimously decided that Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman, a South African medical doctor who gave up his career to pursue the field of humanitarian aid, is the deserving winner of the 2023 African of the Year Award”.

The statement, signed by the Ag. Group Chief Executive Officer of the Media Trust Group, Ahmed I. Shekarau, described Dr Sooliman as “a worthy and exemplary humanitarian, characterised by his solid belief in the common humanity that unites people of the world.

“He has guided the Gift of the Givers Foundation for more than 30 years to respond to and dispatch humanitarian and medical supplies to disaster areas on the continent and abroad”, the statement added.

The statement explained further that Dr Sooliman and his relief workers have since 1992 identified with, and provided relief materials wherever disasters strike. “From the provision of food parcels in impoverished communities in South Africa to search and rescue teams and medical specialists in response to natural and man-made disasters, Gift of the Givers has shown commitment to alleviating human sufferings in varying contexts”.

It mentioned examples of the Foundation’s interventions in Turkey, shortly after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake of 6th February, 2023; the provision of food parcels, potable water, mattresses, clothing and hygiene packs to community members affected by the devastating flooding in Komani (formerly Queenstown) in Eastern Cape of South Africa, in February, 2023; as well as notable interventions in Libya, in the wake of the distressing flooding of September 11, 2023 in Shahhat City.

The Gift of Givers has since the outbreak of the October 7, 2023 war in Gaza Strip equally been providing humanitarian support to victims, resulting in the killing of the head of its relief workers in the Region, Ahmed Abbasi, on the 16th of November, 2023.

The Daily Trust African of the Year Award Selection Board members, after reviewing the credentials of the nine Africans who made it to the final round of the selection process, unanimously agreed that Dr Sooliman met all the criteria and is most deserving of the award.

The nine finalists included Qabale Duba, a Kenyan Nurse/Epidemiologist by profession, who is using the Qabale Duba Foundation to educate nomadic pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya; and Tatenda Ndambakuwa, a Zimbabwean Mathematician and Urban Planner, who is passionate about ending hunger, and is using her organization called Shiri, a digital platform, to connect farmers to critical resources like weather updates, market prices, and farming tips.

Also among the finalists is Dr. Ola Orekunrin, a Nigerian medical doctor and helicopter pilot, who founded the Flying Doctors Nigeria, West Africa’s first Air Ambulance Service, which she uses to take trauma care to the most remote parts of West Africa.

UBA Wins Multiple Awards

Mohammed Shosanya

Africa’s global bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, clinched nine prestigious awards at The Bankers Awards 2023, organized by The Banker Magazine – a publication of Financial Times of London.

The awards presented to the Bank at a ceremony in London, United Kingdom last Thursday, included the highly coveted Bank of the Year Africa 2023, solidifying UBA’s position as the leading financial institution on the African continent,a statement said.

According to the statement,the bank’s subsidiaries also emerged as the Bank of the Year in eight of the 20 countries where it operates in Africa. The winning subsidiaries are UBA Cameroon, UBA Chad, UBA Ghana, UBA Cote d’Ivoire, UBA Mozambique, UBA Congo, UBA Sierra Leone, and UBA Tanzania, underscoring the bank’s dominance and impact across diverse African markets.

This would be the second time in the past three years that the Bank has won the regional award as the best bank in Africa, as it had emerged winner in 2021.

UBA’s Group Managing Director, Oliver Alawuba, who received the awards on behalf of the bank, expressed his gratitude and excitement about the awards, and said the recognitions come as a reassurance that the bank is on track in its goal of consolidating its leadership position in Africa, and creating superior value for its stakeholders.

“UBA is honoured to be named the Bank of the Year in these eight countries and to receive the overall Award for Africa. This accomplishment is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and innovative spirit of the entire UBA team. We remain committed to delivering top-notch banking services that positively impact the lives of our customers across the continent.

“We have our millions of customers across the globe and our many thousands of staff to thank for this. They are the very reason why we keep winning and receiving these accolades.”

The Banker Awards is widely recognized as a benchmark for banking excellence globally, and UBA’s multiple victories underscore the institution’s commitment to providing exceptional financial services and superior financial intermediation on the continent.

As Africa’s Bank of the Year, UBA has demonstrated its ability to navigate the complexities of the African banking landscape and emerge as a leading force in driving economic growth and financial inclusion.

Speaking earlier about UBA’s consistent excellence in the financial services sector across the continent which has earned the bank great accolades overtime, Editor of the Banker, Joy Macknight, said that as always, UBA remains a clear winner across a wide range of criteria, having performed impressively across its footprint with a strong financial performance across most of its markets.

“In a year of strong competition among the continent’s major banking groups, UBA has gained the edge on its rivals to win the Bank of the Year award for Africa for the 2nd time in three years. Congratulations. The award recognises the bank’s strength across Africa, including many of its most competitive markets,” Macknight stated.

UBA won the 2023 FMDQ Gold Awards in three Categories including the Best FX Liquidity Provider, Dealing Institution of the Year and Best Money Market Liquidity Provider. This recognition is a testament to UBA’s impressive capital strength and capacity to provide liquidity to the Nigerian financial market even in the face of harsh economic realities. Despite the headwinds, UBA Group has consistently maintained its position as Nigeria’s leading financial institution.

In June, the banking group announced impressive half-year financial results, and further increased the performance in Quarter 3, 2023, with profit before tax (PBT) soared to N502.01 billion, Shareholders’ Funds standing strong at N1.778 trillion, and total assets, reaching N16.24 trillion.

These outstanding figures not only reflect UBA’s institutional strength, but also demonstrate its position as a corporate role model in Nigeria and across Africa.

LAPO MfB Wins DBN Awards

Mohammed Shosanya

LAPO Microfinance Bank Limited, a premium microfinance institution in Africa,has won the Development Bank of Nigeria awards for “Microfinance Bank with the Highest Impact on MSMEs in Nigeria and PFI with the Highest Impact in the South-South, respectively.

Oluremi Akande, the bank’s Director, Marketing & Communications,conveyed this in a press statement made available to Premium News on Thursday.

Akande added: “We are delighted and thank the management of the Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) for these awards and commend the institution for its contributions to the growth of the Nigerian economy.

“MSMEs play a pivotal role in the growth of our economy, and these awards are in recognition of LAPO MfB’s invaluable contributions and impact on micro, small, and medium-owned enterprises in Nigeria through its provision of easy access to credits in the most sustainable manner.

“The bank remains committed to its vision of social and economic development and will continue to explore meaningful partnerships with institutions such as the Development Bank of Nigeria to provide critical funding interventions to reach more owners of micro, small, and medium enterprises for greater economic prosperity.”

LAPO Microfinance Bank is committed to delivering responsive financial services to members of low-income households and owners of micro, small, and medium enterprises in the most sustainable manner.

Seplat Energy Wins SISA’s CSR Award

Mohammed Shosanya

Seplat Energy Plc, has won the Social Impact & Sustainability Awards (SISA)’s CSR Award for Education Empowerment organized by CSR Reporters.

CSR Reporters is Africa’s premier all-Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability publication; and the SASA, which is now in its fourth year, recognises initiatives of companies in promoting sustainable economies in Nigeria and in serving the needy public.

At the ceremony, Dr. Eustace Onuegbu, Member of Trustees, Sustainability Professionals Institute of Nigeria and President, International Network for Corporate Social Responsibility, said the awards are targeted at recognising, honouring and celebrating the outstanding efforts of organisations and individuals that have made a transformative impact on Nigerian society in the year under review.

The award recognises the organisations that have integrated globally recognised and measurable sustainability standards including ISO 37101 Management Standards on Sustainable Development in Communities (MSSDC), ISO 26000 Social Responsibility, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 20400 Sustainable Supply Chain Management, ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Standards, among others.

It also recognises organisations that have followed best reporting standards such as GRI and IIRC Standards. Other categories include specific initiatives in support of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and individual philanthropic efforts for the year under review.

The organisers of the awards commended Seplat Energy’s commitment to educational advancement and effective stakeholder engagement.

They also lauded the company’s educational CSR initiatives like the Seplat Pearl’s Quiz, National Undergraduate Scholarship, SEPLAT Teachers Empowerment Programme (STEP), and Seplat Innovators programme.

Seplat Pearl’s Quiz started in 2012 for its host States and since then 57,875 teachers and students have been impacted through a total of 11,575 participating schools. Scholarships worth N8.1million have been awarded to winning secondary school students.

The company has also contributed directly to improving the infrastructure of secondary schools by awarding prize money worth N101 million to winning secondary schools.

Seplat National Undergraduate Scholarship started in 2014 for host communities, states, and the nation. Since then, the company has provided scholarships to 780 Federal and State University undergraduate students of which 34 per cent are from our host communities.

SEPLAT Teachers Empowerment Programme (STEP) started in 2020 for host States and since then it has provided 905 teachers and 87 Chief Inspectors of Education with digital teaching skills, leadership training, and income diversification; and supported the learning of over 10,000 students with new teaching skills.

The Seplat Innovators Programme is creating STEAM Laboratories which are collaborative spaces where the study of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics can be integrated through hands-on experiences in a pure laboratory or combined classroom-laboratory setting.

The Director, External Affairs and Social Performance, Seplat Energy Plc, Chioma Afe, represented by the CSR Manager, Esther Icha, commended the award organisers for the recognition whilst stressing the company’s commitment to global best practice in all programmes targeted at social development of the Nigerian people, especially its host communities.

According to her, Seplat Energy’s educational CSR initiatives are implemented in line with the company’s seven Principles of Corporate Strategy, which are: Accountability, Transparency, Ethical behaviour, Respect for stakeholders’ interests, Respect for the rule of law, Respect for international norms of behaviour, and Respect for human rights.