By Ochuko Etabunor,
Chairman of Egbema and Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF), Ambassador Jude Ebitimi Ukori, has disclosed that Chevron Nigeria Limited sponsored about 172 infrastructural projects since its inception to date.
The Chairman of the foundation, who disclosed during the Annual General Meeting/Inauguration of New Executives and members of the foundation, said the project cuts across education, health, human empowerment, and others.
According to Ukori, the AGM/Inauguration of new executives was held in line with the EGCDF’s core values of accountability, transparency, integrity, and reliability.
He explained that he was elected into office in April 2017, and he inherited 19 ongoing projects from previous administrations, which have been completed, while his led administration awarded 30 infrastructural projects, out of which 24 have been commissioned, 2 completed and awaiting commissioning, 4 ongoings, bringing the total of completed projects from inception to 165, and awarded projects, 172.
On his part, General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Nigeria Limited, represented by Sam Daibo, Area Manager, PGPA, Field Operations said since the Inauguration of the outgone EGCDF executive in 2017 and with the funds available to it, they have awarded scholarships and implemented several infrastructural projects.
“We are particularly impressed inspite of the COVID-19 pandemic; the EGCDF implemented a good number of projects in the year 2020 and 2021. The EGCDF also reached out through its advocacy programme to potential donors and its effort in this regard has yielded some positive results as the UNDP has agreed to provide counterpart funding of USD 100,000.00 to support EGCDF’S environmental and agricultural business initiative.