An oil firm, Enercon Nigeria Limited, has restated its commitment in the development of its host community.
Chairman of the company, Chief Chris Iheanacho, made this pledge Tuesday during the scholarship at voyage award ceremony. A total of 58 students benefitted from the scholarship grant of N10 million while another cheque valued at N2 million was issued for the administration of the scheme.
The Chairman who was represented by the Business Development Manager of the firm, Mr. Chima Ukoumunne, said the gesture was in fulfilment of its commitment to offer scholarship on an annual basis to members of Nkiken Oka Mba Landlords Association, Ngoke compound, Alode, in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State.
He described education as a key ingredient to the growth and empowerment of any given community and charged the recipients to make the best use of the money for the course it was set out to achieve.
The Chairman regretted that work on the project site was delayed because of the challenges in obtaining the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) from the Rivers State Government which is a requirement by the firmâ€™s technical partners in order to commence the project.
He further promised employment opportunities to jobless youths from the community when the project was completed and appealed for the support and friendly working environment to help the company achieve.
Iheanacho clarified that Christaben Nigeria Limited, the company that entered into the agreement with the host landlords is a subsidiary of Enercon Nigeria Limited.
Responding, the Chairman, Landlords Association, Rev. Canon Ransome Goya Ngoke (JP) commended the companyâ€™s management for its gesture and promised a cordial working relationship with the firm.
He, however, urged the firm to be transparent in its dealings and to pay strong attention to the promise of employment to youths of the host community.
Source: The Tide