Chevron bags Environmental Protection Company of the year award 2022
Nigeria’s oil and gas exploration giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has been honoured with an award as “Environmental Protection Company of year 2022” by a media organization – Nigerian News Direct – during the 12th Anniversary celebration of the organization at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos on Friday January 20, 2023.
The award was presented to CNL on behalf of the media organization, by the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Mr. Idris Musa at a colourful event attended by several dignitaries including representatives of Federal and State governments, public and private establishments, business leaders, and industry regulators, among others. The award was received by Chevron Nigeria’s Manager Communications, Mr. Victor Anyaegbudike.
While making the presentation, the NOSDRA Chief Executive eulogized CNL’s commitment to environmental protection and emphasized that the company had continued to perform creditably in environmental conservation and had won awards in this regard as far back as 1999 from the then Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA), and subsequently from different organizations.
He expressed delight for the opportunity to present the award to CNL stating that it gives credence to the fact that the company’s efforts and commitment to the environment is recognized by industry regulators. CNL was the only IOC that received an award at the event in which the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva (represented), was also recognized as the “Gas Man of the Year 2022”, while the NOSDRA Chief Executive was awarded the “Environment Icon of the Year 2022.”
Earlier in his remarks before the presentation, the publisher and Chief Executive of the media organization, Dr. Samuel Ibiyemi said that the award was presented to CNL because of the efforts of the company in environmental protection in Nigeria over the years. He noted that “among the oil and gas producing companies in Nigeria, Chevron stands out as a responsible and responsive company in environmental stewardship.”
It would be recalled that on January 21, 2022, CNL was also presented with the 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Company of the year award by the same media organization during its 11th Anniversary Lecture and Award ceremony.