In Benin City, Adibe Emenyonu since the commencement of its ‘Eye Can See’ campaign 12 years ago, Seplat Energy Plc and also its sponsors, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), have done basic eye treatments on over three thousand people and checked a total of eighty six thousand people.
It stated the project was part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) health program, which aims to offer Nigerians with high-quality eye care.
The company’s management also stated that it had given out 38,555 free eye glasses to health-care recipients.
Chioma Nwachuku, Seplat Energy’s Director of External Affairs and Sustainability, revealed this during the company’s 2022 ‘Eye Can See’ program, which was hosted in the palace of Benin’s monarch, Oba Ewuare II, in Benin City.
Dr. Otokhine Emmanuel, who represented Nwachuku, claimed that 28 people had been evaluated and given free eye surgery, and that screening for others was still going on.
“This is our flagship health CSR initiative, and it aims to provide individuals in the areas where we operate with high-quality healthcare.” Every year, we hold this program at several locations around Edo and Delta States, as well as in Lagos.
“We are dedicated to providing health care to individuals and making a difference in the lives of people in the communities where we operate, which is why you will see us participate in programs like this.”
“We also have school enhancement programs like STEPS, which is focused toward teacher empowerment; we also have Safe Motherhood, which is geared at pregnant women’s assistance.” We also have community development programs in which we work to improve our communities by building roads, hospitals, and even funding those hospitals, ensuring that our communities have the necessary support.
“We have an empowerment program and everything.” “We think Seplat is special because we are always devoted to putting a smile on the faces of the people wherever we operate,” she added.
Prof. Akoria Obehi, Edo State Commissioner of Health, represented by Mr. Stephen Ogiefoh, stated that the state government works with Seplat to provide quality healthcare to its citizens, noting that the state government partnered with the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA) a few weeks ago to perform free medical surgeries on its citizens.
The state government, according to Akoria, is always ready to provide Seplat with the enabling atmosphere it needs to prosper in the state, and the state will constantly seek for more from them.