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Chevron receives award for sustained support for SMEs

American oil giants, Chevron, on Friday, received an award for sustained support for small businesses in Nigeria.

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture, received the award during the 4th edition of the Sub-Sahara Africa Upstream Oil and Gas summit and exhibition held in Abuja.

 The Summit was organized by Zenith Professional Training Limited.

The award was presented to CNL at a dinner event organized at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja and witnessed by many dignitaries including representatives of the NNPC/industry regulators, community representatives from the Niger Delta region and participants from other African countries and other industry players.

Mr. Brikinn, GM PGPA (3rd R) pose with KEFFES RDC members at the summit

The company’s General Manager, Nigerian Content Development (NCD), Ms. Anike Odunlami, received the award which was presented by Engr. Emmanuel Akinsanya, the Executive Director, Asset Management & Technical Services, Nigerian Gas Marketing Company Limited (a subsidiary of the NNPC) on behalf of the company.

Speaking on the award, Ms. Odunlami noted that Chevron is committed to Nigerian Content Development (NCD) as part of the company’s commitment to local capacity building in the nation’s oil and gas industry by empowering Nigerian service providers and suppliers through human and business capacity development, local patronage, work scope reservation and fostering of business partnerships.

The Chevron team celebrates the award at the event

She also stated that CNL consistently reserves significant portions of job scopes to benefit local community contractors in its areas of operation, adding that CNL also has a strong focus on maintaining compliance in job awards to Nigerian contractors, on its small, medium and major capital projects.

 According to her, this is achieved through a standard operating procedure (SOP) to ensure equitable participation of community contractors through CNL’s robust Local Community Content (LCC) policy.

Also, the General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, (PGPA), Mr. Esimaje Brikinn highlighted the attendant benefits of the LCC SOP which includes that CNL’s preferential selection and work scope reservation ensures patronage of indigenous companies; and that the Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) with the respective communities is utilized to extend available business opportunities to the Local Community Contractors around CNL’s areas of operation.

By Jacob Abai

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