In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and to improve community welfare, the Management of Okomu Oil Palm Company has donated projects to its host community in plantation extension II, located in Ovia North East Local Government Council Area of Edo State.
The Managing Director, Dr. Graham Hefer, accompanied by the Edo State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Erimona Edorodion, said the gesture is to uplift the lives of local residents in the company’s host community.
He spoke during the inauguration and hand over of the semi-industrial water borehole, and renovation of the Traditional Head (Odionwere) House Projects in Odiguetue Community.
Hefer, who disclosed that the provision of infrastructure to the local community is part of the company’s way of improving its working relationship with the host communities. He also urged residents to judiciously utilise and protect the projects from vandals, adding that more of such projects will be attracted to the communities to bring about rapid development to the people.
Edorodion while inaugurating the projects, commended Okomu Oil for complimenting the effort of the State Government in job creation, saying it is the largest employer of labour in the state, and demonstrated commitment to international best practices and welfare of its workers.
Secretary, Working Committee, Odiguetue Community, Joseph Abuede Obuele, expressed gratitude to the management of Okomu for its CSR programmes.