NLNG: Stimulating Nigeria’s growth in many directions

The impact of Nigeria’s Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) in the economic and social life of Nigeria is no doubt pervasive. NLNG has in several ways demonstrated its commitment to making lives better for people in its immediate and wider environment through carefully thought-out CSR projects.

The firm recently launched the biggest CSR initiative in the world by committing N60 billion to support government to construct roads to Bonny Island. Apart from this huge investment and other developmental activities ranging from electricity generation, road constructionand repairs to water supply as well as the building and furnishing of schools, Nigeria LNG Limited has made the concept of good neighbourliness come alive in its host communities. It has constructed ultra-modern health centres, provided hospital equipment, and, in some cases, also installed electricity transformers.

NLNG has also exemplified its CSR policy in the educational field with the its provision of $12million pan-Nigeria University Support Programme (USP). NLNG supports the improvement of infrastructure, health and educational facilities and encourages local enterprise, facilitating
know-how and building capacity in the sustainable use of resources in its host communities.

By committing N2 billion on six Nigerian universities to develop engineering education in the country, NLNG’s University Support Programme remains the boldest interventions in the nation’s education
sector and the promotion of a knowledge economy through its CSR policy.

Other contributions by NLNG include the establishment of Bonny Vocational Centre, an accredited London City & Guilds Centre in Nigeria, which produces world class technicians to fill the skills gap in Nigeria. In Rivers State, NLNG promotes a science quiz competition and provides educational materials as well as constructs classrooms across its host communities

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Lanre Alabi
Lanre Alabi
Lanre Alabi is the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Infrastructure Development Magazine

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