Chevron committed to improved education — Haastrup

ASABA —GENERAL Manager for Policy
Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Nigeria
Limited, Mr. Deji Haastrup, has reiterated the
commitment of Chevron to improve the standard
of education in the country through annual
national and community scholarship
He called for part of the funds provided by the
Chevron/NNPC joint ventures to the Regional
Development Committees, RDCs, under the
company’s Global Memorandum of
Understanding, GMoU, in the communities to be
channelled to education.
Haastrup, who spoke at the 2016 Award/Prize
Giving Ceremony of the Chris Ikomi Memorial
Essay Competition sponsored by Chevron/NNPC
joint venture in partnership with the Delta State
Government for Junior and Senior Secondary
School categories, said that education was one
of the core areas of social performance, adding
that government alone cannot bear the burden
of providing quality education for Nigerian
Represented at the event by a Senior Staff of
the company, Mr. Esimage Brikinn, Haastrup
commended winners of the competition for their
excellent performance and enjoined them to see
their prizes as the beginning of higher
challenges to excel both in academics and other
life endeavours.
Also speaking, Delta State Commissioner for
Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Chiedu
Ebie, commended the Chevron/NNPC Joint
Venture for partnering the state government in
developing the education sector.
He said, “This competition is aimed at
immortalizing late Mr. Chris Ikomi, a very
dedicated staff who was murdered during the
Warri ethnic crises in 1999.”