Merit award winning downstream oil company, Rainoil Limited has continued its tradition of yearly corporate social investments across the country with a double intervention in the education sector in Delta State.
The Dr. Gabriel Ogbechie-led company built and donated an ultramodern block of classrooms to Oreki Grammar School, Oghareki, Oghara in Delta State. In addition, the company presented free school bags to over 5000 young pupils drawn from 8 primary schools in Oghareki community, Oghara, Delta State. The school block which comprises 6 classrooms and sanitary facilities was commissioned for use by the Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Hon. Barr. Chiedu Ebie. Speaking at the colourful ceremony, Barr. Ebie commended Rainoil Limited for extending its corporate social investments to the communities of Delta State in recent years.
In his own words, “this is a really exemplary corporate consistency and we wish more companies with operations in the state will follow the Rainoil approach to giving back”.
In his address, Dr. Gabriel Ogbechie, Group Managing Director of Rainoil Limited stated that education is a key pillar of the company’s social responsibility activities.
According to Dr. Ogbechie “we believe that doing good is good for business. It is not in how much we have spent but in how many of tomorrow’s decision makers we impact. An intervention like this is not a one-off for us. We will continue to ensure that our social impact grows just as our business continues to grow. I urge the school authorities and the community to maintain the facilities and keep it in tip top shape so it can benefit generations of students beyond the current school population.”
Speaking on behalf of the recipient community, the Ovie of Oghara Kingdom, HRM Noble Etsemitan saluted the company’s responsible behaviour as a corporate member of the company. He wished the company more success ahead as it sustains the continued giving to its host communities. Rainoil Limited is an integrated downstream oil and gas company with tested capability that cuts across the entire downstream value chain, including petroleum product storage, haulage/distribution and retail sales.