Okorocha’s Wife, Communities Laud Seplat’s CSR

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Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, operator of the NNPC/Seplat Joint Venture, has launched the inaugural edition of its Eye Can See Programme Corporate

Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes for its host communities in Imo State.

The programme was initiated six years ago in Sapele, Delta State, the operational base of Seplat’s Western assets.

The launch witnessed a large turnout.

For the programme, beneficiaries had their eyes tested, received prescribed glasses and some had surgeries for cataract related visual impairments.

The Safe Motherhood Programme saw beneficiaries – pregnant women and nursing mothers – receive lectures on danger signs of pregnancy and nutrition in

pregnancy. They were also presented with Safe Motherhood kits made up of a maternity bag, vitamin supplements, treated mosquito nets and all medical items

required for safe delivery.

In her remarks at the event, Imo State governor’s wife, Dr Nneoma Okorocha, commended Seplat for thits CSR initiatives which she said have impacted the lives

of members of the host communities.

She urged the company to sustain the programme towards deepening its contribution to the development of the state’s health sub-sector.

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc Chief Executive Officer Mr. Austin Avuru said the communities were critical stakeholders of the company, which

underscores the need to execute the CSR programmes.

He assured that the company is committed to sustaining the CSR health and other programmes targeted at the socio-economic development of the state.

The firm’s General Manager, External Affairs & Communications Dr. Chioma Nwachuku said both health programmes are in alignment with the United Nations (UN)

Sustainable Developing Goals (SDG) 3, which is to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all”.

The event was attended by traditional rulers, community leaders, key government functionaries and management/staff of Sepalt.

The programme will continue for a week to offer opportunity to more beneficiaries in Imo State.

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