NNPC/First E&P JV’s Impactful Donation: Empowering NGOs with N53.4 Million

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In a demonstration of their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) and First Exploration & Production Limited (First E&P) joint venture (JV) have extended a generous donation totaling N53.4 million to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) across Nigeria.

 

This philanthropic endeavor, orchestrated under the JV’s Impact First Initiative, aims to bolster societal well-being by addressing critical areas such as healthcare, education, and economic development within the country.

 

During the cheque presentation ceremony, Mr. Bala Wunti, Chief Upstream Investment Officer (CUIO) of NNPC Ltd’s Upstream Investment Management Services (NUIMS), expressed heartfelt appreciation to First E&P for spearheading this commendable initiative. Representing NNPC Ltd, Mrs. Edith Lawson, Deputy Manager of External Relations at NUIMS, echoed Wunti’s sentiments, emphasizing the company’s steadfast dedication to collaborating with partners to uplift the underprivileged segments of society.

 

Wunti elaborated on the tangible impact of the initiative, highlighting various projects and programs ranging from infrastructure development such as classrooms and ICT centers to educational scholarships, skill acquisition programs, and economic empowerment initiatives. These endeavors underscore NNPC’s unwavering commitment to fostering sustainable development nationwide.

The foresight and leadership demonstrated by First E&P were lauded by Wunti, recognizing their pivotal role in driving positive change for the betterment of all Nigerians.

 

Among the beneficiaries of this generous donation were esteemed NGOs including the Irede Foundation, dedicated to providing custom-made artificial limbs to child amputees; the Human Development Initiative (HDI), focused on addressing poverty, injustice, and inequality among vulnerable populations; the OISA Foundation, committed to transforming lives through interventions in education and healthcare; the Cerebral Palsy Center, providing vital support to families with children affected by cerebral palsy; and the Niola Cancer Care Foundation, conducting awareness campaigns and community screenings for colon cancer.

This substantial contribution marks a significant stride towards empowering grassroots organizations to effect meaningful change and contribute to a brighter future for all Nigerians.


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