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CSR Report: SEPLAT Brings Hope To The Blind, Launches 3rd ‘Eye Can See Programme’

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The blind and visually impaired members of SEPLAT’s host communities will have cause to smile as Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc., operators of the NPDC/SEPLAT joint venture returns with the 3rd edition of its very popular Eye Can See CSR programme.

The programme, a key component of SEPLAT’s Corporate Social Investment, is a health focused community engagement initiative which focuses on bringing free, qualitative and comprehensive eye care to members of its host communities.

The programme, which is now in its 3rd year, has reached over 4,000 people and will extend to another 2,000 this year.

Senior Management of Seplat at the launch event
Senior Management of Seplat at the launch event

 

A statement released by the company noted that “SEPLAT will continue to prosecute far reaching community engagement initiatives such as Eye Can See in our host and impact communities because we believe in enhancing and improving the quality of life of the average Nigerian, especially those in our communities. A blind man is a burden and we are committed to relieving members of our host community of that burden with such a laudable initiative as this which empower them by impacting positively on their health and well-being.”

The 2014 edition of the Eye Can See programme kicked off at Okpe Hall Sapele on February 27, 2014 and will last for 3 weeks across 42 communities in Delta and Edo States.

And just like in previous years, the programme will be supported by seasoned opticians / ophthalmologists and consultants who will treat and perform surgical operations on those requiring it. There will be a follow up check on patients that had surgery two weeks after the end of the programme.

SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company Limited, the operator of the SEPLAT/NPDC Joint Venture, is Nigeria’s leading Exploration and Production independent. Registered in 2009 as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the acquisition of 45% interest in Oil Mining Licences 4, 38, and 41, SEPLAT was formed by two Nigerian E & P companies viz; Shebah E & P and Platform Petroleum. Maurel and Prom, a French independent energy company with an impressive track record in E & P operations in Gabon, Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Colombia acquired 45% equity in SEPLAT with Shebah E & P and Platform retaining 55% to maintain SEPLAT’s indigenous status.

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