For over two decades, we supported the Akassa Community in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State through the Akassa Development Foundation. Various empowerment projects cutting across women and youth empowerment, vocational training and donating community centres. The support evolved around addressing limitations to community development and won several awards for good corporate governance.
Since 2008, Equinor and Agbami partners have donated 28 fully equipped chest clinics to combat the Tuberculosis scourge in Nigeria, in addition to providing scholarships to 16,000 students in the fields of Medicine and Engineering. In partnership with the other Agbami Parties, Equinor is helping to ensure Nigerians have access to technical skills, quality education and employment opportunities through the execution of projects in various parts of the country. The projects are executed to improve access to quality education, healthcare and better life across the country.
The projects which include science laboratories are donated to schools across Nigeria to raise the standard of education and chest clinics to health institutions, hospitals and state governments to help bring quality healthcare delivery to the people. We have also been donating electronic libraries to schools in all parts of the country.
Equinor has paid over US$ 3 billion in taxes to the Federal Government of Nigeria, which ultimately also creates value for society.
Equinor’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for Nigeria has recently been reshaped in line with the objectives set by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Petroleum Investment Management Services. Our focus areas are Education and Healthcare.