Chevron backs human capacity development in Nigeria

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has reinstated its commitment in the development of human capital which is urgently required  for the development of all the sectors of Nigerian economy, the Managing Director of the Company, Clay  Neff  has said.

Mr Neff who spoke in Lagos recently when journalists and other participants  of AWARES Class 14  of Pan Atlantic University (PAU) who were on Chevron Sponsorship paid visit to the firm said, that the company  had sustained enduring partnership which has contributed in the development of the region where the oil and gas business is done  in the country.

He said, the  company apart having oil and gas as its core business, also over the years, invested in education, health, sports ,economic development of Nigeria by paying royalties income tax accrual to the nation, community development via the evolution of General Memorandun of Understanding GMOU where the host communities decide projects that boost the lots of their people without the company,s interference.

‘’I  believe strongly in the development of human capital as the foundation of sustainable progress. We have a robust employee learning and development programme to ensure our employees are equipped with the knowledge that translates to measurable performance.

As you may already know, our vision is to be the energy company most admired for its people, partnership and performance. One of our core values as a company is partnership. It is our practice to partner with relevant stakeholders everywhere we operate, in our efforts to achieve common business and development goals,’’ he noted.

According to him, In Nigeria, Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has established enduring partnerships with different stakeholders, among whom are governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business organizations, communities and of course the media.

‘’In over five decades of operating in Nigeria, CNL has excelled in its core business of petroleum exploration and production; and has become a leading player in the country’s oil and gas industry. Through the provision of energy resources, we continue to contribute to the socio-economic development of the nation.  And through programmes such as AWARES, we build professional capacity and lasting partnerships with stakeholders,‘’ he further said.

He said that Chevron has  recognized that its  business success is deeply knotted with the success of the larger society and which in long term add value to society and  create  more value for all shareholders.

‘’We Chevron Nigeria  seek to make investments that deliver long-term, transformative returns. We strengthen the societies where we work.’’

The new  boss of Chevron who spent few months in the country commended the vibrancy and the energy of Nigerians which has enabled them to surmount all odds in developing the  Nigerian economy.

Source : Independent

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