How Chevron fast-tracked devt in Bayelsa communities

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has given an account of how its support for the community-driven development model it adopted some 19 years ago, fast-tracked development in host communities.

CNL’s General Manager, Policy Government and Public Affairs, Mr Esimaje Brikinn, reiterated the company’s commitment while she spoke at the 9th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Dodo Rivers Communities Development Association (DRCDA).

The AGM, an integral component of the Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) for delivering CNL’s social obligations to its host communities was held on Friday at the Dodo Rivers Secretariat, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Esimaje, who was represented by the Community Engagement Coordinator, CNL, Bayelsa, Elijah Bikikoro, congratulated the DRCDA on the AGM.

He stated: “The achievements of the DRCDA reinforce our belief that a process that is community-driven with an effective governance structure can stimulate quicker community development than processes and systems designed without effective participation of community members.”

The Chairman DRCDA, Mr Francis Amamogiran, noted that the hallmark of the GMoU lay in the participation of the beneficiaries in the development process in a transparent manner from planning to execution of prioritised projects.



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