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The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited clocked 30 years this week from the day it was officially incorporated on May 17, 1989.
From its inception, the NLNG has strived to live up to its vision of being a global liquefied natural gas company renowned for its operational excellence while at the same time helping to build a better Nigeria.
In the pursuit of building a better Nigeria, NLNG through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Nigeria has spent over N25 billion on community projects over the years; committed N120 billion on the construction of Bonny-Bodo Road in Rivers State; signed an MOU with the Bonny Island community to provide N3 billion each year for 25 years for the overall development of the Kingdom.
In all of its CSR endeavours, the premium it placed on education in Nigeria has been legendary as it considers education as a key development factor with unique potentials to stimulate development and growth.
The company administers a scholarship programme that covers post primary, undergraduate, overseas postgraduate and maritime studies. Over N500 million has been spent on undergraduate scholarship for Nigerian students in various universities. In partnership with the Nigerian Academy of Science and the Nigerian Academy of Letters, the company instituted the Nigeria Prize for Science and the Nigeria Prize for Literature to honour and encourage excellent innovators and writers.
Apart from formal education, the company has also bridged the gap in technical education in the country through the establishment of Bonny Vocational Centre, an accredited London City & Guilds centre in Nigeria, which produces world class technicians to fill the skills gap in Nigeria.
But the University Support Programme (USP), an intervention in the nation’s tertiary education sector where it spent $12 million on six Nigerian universities to develop