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Sokoto Govt, Chevron Partner On Community Engagements, CSR | The Precision

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Governor Tambuwal of Sokoto State with Senator Gbenga Aluko during a
visit to the Governor by a team from Chevron Nigeria Ltd.
Sokoto
state government said it is open to partnering with public and private
organisations to enhance community engagements through corporate social
responsibilities.

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
stated this when he received the Director of Policy, Government and
Polic Affairs of Chevron Nigeria Ltd, Senator Gbenga Aluko, who paid him
a courtesy visit in his office.
Aluko was in
the Government House to brief the Governor on Chevron’s plan to
establish a fully-stocked hybrid library in one of the secondary schools
in Sokoto.
“Chevron has in the past intervened
in the health sector in the state, and I am happy you have now expanded
your area of intervention to include the education sector,” Tambuwal
said.
He added: “Education has been the number
priority for this administration. The sector got the highest allocation
in our annual budgets in the last two years. We hope to maintain similar
trend in the 2018 budget.
“We welcome your
decision to construct this library and I assure you that the government
will maintain the facilities and ensure it is fully utilised for the
benefit of the intended beneficiaries.” 
In his
remarks, Aluko said Chevron has in the past established a chest clinic
at the Murtala Muhammed Sokoto Specialist Hospital, while a number of
Sokoto indigenes have benefited from the company’s scholarship for
medical and engineering students.
He said the
idea of building the library was part of their social investment in the
area of education and that similar investment is being carried out to
improve water supply and healthcare delivery in other parts of the
country.  

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