Our strong local ties and commitment to the Company’s host communities have been intrinsically important to our success as one of Nigeria’s leading indigenous oil and gas companies. Since inception, we have prioritised sustainable community development through creating shared value for our local communities which has been critical in not only achieving operational success but also protecting the Company’s social licence to operate. Without such inclusion there could have been operational disruptions, increased costs and reduced value for our shareholders.
The Global Memorandum of Understanding (“GMoU”) Seplat entered into with the local communities that host its operations within OMLs 4, 38 and 41 was the Company’s first community development agreement signed between the Company and its local stakeholders. This set the standard for all of Seplat’s subsequent engagements with local stakeholders as the Company has grown and acquired additional licences. The GMoU provides a framework within which the Company and its host communities can work together to support wider sustainable community development. Under the terms of the GMoU, a Community Development Committee (“CDC”), also referred to as the Host Communities Forum (“HCF”), has been established and is comprised of representatives from each host community.
The CDC/HCF is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the social investment programmes funded by Seplat and identified by the CDC/HCF, with a view to invest in areas that align Seplat’s business objectives with local priorities whilst addressing broader development objectives. This process involves transparent communication with all local stakeholders and ensures multi-party engagement between the Company, community, civil-society groups and government.
2016/17 undergraduate scholarship scheme
Seplat Joint Venture (Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Ltd (NPDC) and Seplat petroleum Development Company Plc) has announced the commencement of its 2016/17 Undergraduate Scholarship Programme. The scholarship award is open to deserving undergraduate students of Federal and State Universities in Nigeria. The NPDC/SEPLAT scholarship Scheme is one of SEPLAT’s educational Corporate Social Responsibility programmes and it is designed to promote educational development and human capacity building.
- Applicants must be in second year of study or above.
- Applicants must have at least 5 O’ level credit passes (English and Mathematics inclusive) at one sitting.
- Applicants must not hold any other scholarship award
Only students studying any of the following courses should apply:
- Agricultural Engineering
- Agricultural Science
- Business Administration
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical / Electronic Engineering
- Human Medicine
- Mass Communication
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgical Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
How to apply:
- Eligible students must complete and submit an online application form.
- All applicants are expected to have a valid personal email account for ease of communication.
- Only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
- Applications are subject to NPDC/SEPLAT Scholarship Award Terms and Conditions.
- Application for the SEPLAT 2016/17 National Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme is now closed.
Safe motherhood programme
In 2011, a SafeMotherhood programme was initiated.
Seplat financed a programme to promote the safety and well-being of expectant mothers during pregnancy and at point of delivery. Through education and awareness programmes targeted at pregnant women, over 6,500 women in Seplat’s host communities have received antenatal screening, mosquito nets, nutritional supplements and Safe Motherhood delivery bags to improve child survival rates in a country with a high burden of child mortality.
Eye can see programme
In 2012, the Eye Can See Programme was initiated.
The Eye Can See programme is in its fifth year of providing premium eye care- an optical screening and treatment programme to our host and neighbouring communities.
In 2015, the programme provided 3,000 reading glasses and carried out 350 cataract surgeries. Over the course of the programme, over 16,000 patients were tested and screened, over 11,300 spectacles provided, and around 1,118 cataract surgeries and 6 corrective surgeries performed.
In 2012, Seplat co-funded an education programme, with the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (“NPDC”).
The programme was aimed at stimulating learning and academic excellence amongst all secondary school students in the Delta and Edo States which rewarded outstanding academic performance.
The initial stage of the programme attracted 1,741 secondary schools within target areas in 2012, increasing to 1,802 secondary schools in 2013. The winning schools received grants to improve academic facilities at the schools to further foster academic excellence in the region.
Seplat’s Post-Primary Scholarship Programme
Seplat remains committed to leaving behind a positive legacy from its operations in Nigeria. Investing in education, skills development and capacity building programmes has and will continue to be instrumental in delivering on this commitment.
Equipping individuals with the skill set, knowledge and technical understanding to operate within the industries that thrive in their local communities will support local social and economic growth and create local content fulfilment opportunities for investors in the region.
To better equip children within our local communities with the cognitive capabilities and skills to become catalysts for social and economic growth, Seplat has invested in post-primary education in the Niger Delta since 2010. A total of 847 post-primary school placements have been sponsored to date.