Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) Unlimited, ExxonMobil Nigeria affiliate in Joint Venture (JV) with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has been awarded the Diamond Excellence Award in Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Support by the Uyo Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (UYOCCIMA) in collaboration with the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Investment, Commerce and Industry in Uyo.
Receiving the award, Udom Inoyo, executive director, ExxonMobil affiliates, Nigeria thanked UYOCCIMA for acknowledging the contributions of MPN as well as those of other corporate organizations and individuals in the development of the State, noting that, "the company's contributions to the State are testimonies of its commitment to her development."
"ExxonMobil is in Nigeria for the long haul. More than ever, the company needs the support of all stakeholders to thrive in the face of daunting challenges affecting the global oil and gas industry," Inoyo highlighted.
In her address, Obonganwan Imo Isemin, president, UYOCCIMA, said that the purpose of the event was to recognize and reward excellence, and the achievements of individuals and business organizations that have made exceptional contributions to the socio-economic wellbeing of Akwa Ibom people. She congratulated the individuals and corporate bodies selected for the awards, and particularly commended ExxonMobil for standing out as the overall best corporate organization in Akwa Ibom vis-à-vis its corporate social responsibility contributions to the State.
Moses Ekpo (MFR), deputy governor, Akwa Ibom State applauded UYOCCIMA for celebrating excellence and for keying into the industrialization drive of the State government. He reiterated the government's commitment to sustaining the provision of enabling environment needed for businesses, trades, entrepreneurships and industries to succeed.
The high points of the event were the flag-off/launch of Akwa Ibom Trade and Tourism Fair (AKITTOF) 2016 by Mark Esset, who represented, the speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, and the presentation of awards to winners in different categories.
Among the awards recipients were, Airtel Networks Limited, Champion Breweries Plc, Ritman University, Rayfield International Secondary School, Tower of Ivory Schools, SO & U Advertising Company, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (Atlantic FM), and Gufax Microfinance Bank Ltd.