The Nigerian government has established policies to drive and monitor sustainable development in oil and gas producing communities. With these efforts, it is pertinent to find ways for community participation to be maximally harnessed.
Akintayo Blessing, business development executive of Richardson Oil and Gas Ltd., will discuss the need for community participation in the design, monitoring, and execution of community projects in oil and gas producing communities in order to ensure sustainable developments in the Nigerian oil and gas sector.
In the past developments where centered on philanthropy donations and social investment where by the host communities did not participate in the design, monitoring, and implementation of community projects. As a result hospitals were renovated without doctors, schools were built without facilities and qualified teachers, and tap water worked only few days after construction and commissioning.
Blessing’s presentation is scheduled to take place Thursday, Jan. 22, from 10:30-13:00, in the Abora Suite of the Eko Hotel & Suites on Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. For more information, please visitwww.offshorewestafrica.com.