OVH Energy to reward 19 students from host communities with scholarships through its CSR initiative
By Mordi Chukwunonso Esther
OVH Energy, Nigeria’s indigenous marketer of choice is set to reward 19 qualified students from universities within the host communities through it’s University Scholarship Scheme, USS in the current 2020/2021 academic calendar. The company is set to drive education development and human capacity building through its proactive CSR activity.
In a report by energy frontier correspondent, the event which will take place on the 18th of December 2020 is designed to award a scholarship grant to undergraduates in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year with a minimum of 2.75 CGPA and passed through the selection process. The scheme is open to Nigerian undergraduates in the category of Areas of Operations Merit Award, AOM, for students from host communities in which OVH Energy operates.
The Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of OVH Energy, Oando licensee, Huub Stokman speaking on the initiative said “OVH Energy has a strong heritage and expertise in delivering outstanding value for all stakeholders. Through our University Scholarship Scheme, which started in 2018, we have impacted the lives of many students by providing the much-needed financial support so that they can focus more on their education. The scholarship grant affords each of the selected 19 students from participating universities, the sum of N100,000 (one hundred thousand Naira) each. We commenced in 2018 by awarding 14 beneficiaries from five of our host communities in Lagos and Rivers State in the category of Areas of Operation Merit Award (AOM). In 2019, the scheme was extended to four additional beneficiaries; two each in Ekpan and Nkporgu communities in Delta and Rivers States respectively.
As Africa’s indigenous leading marketer of choice, we are committed to providing an enabling environment for Nigerians to thrive and to provide trusted petroleum products and services for Nigerians. We would remain true to our mission by continuing to build a customer-centric organization operating to the highest safety standards and delivering outstanding value to our shareholders”. Stokman added
The initiative which started in 2018 with 14 initial beneficiaries from the organization’s five host communities in Lagos and Rivers States has provided an enabling learning environment for many students. The scheme aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Four (SDG4) which mandates nations and industry players to promote quality education. This would in turn advance human capacity building, a sustainable business environment, and corporate profitability.