|L-R: Miss Thelma Chukwu of NestOil; Mr. Ken Egbas, Chief Executive Officer, TrueContact and organiser of SERAS CSR Awards-Africa; Ijeoma Aso, Managing Director/CEO, UBA Foundation; and Olusegun Fafore, Head, Communications, NestOil, during the 2016 SERAS CSR Awards-Africa where UBA was conferred the winner of the Best Company in CSR/sustainability West Africa in Lagos during the weekend.|
UBA Foundation, beat other nominees in its category, including Lafarge, MTN, Nestoil, P&G, Exxon Mobil and Shell to emerge best in CSR in the West African region.
|Thelma Chukwu of Nestoil presenting award for best company in CSR Sustainability, West Africa to Ijeoma Aso, Managing Director, UBA Foundation while Olusegun Fafore, Corporate Communications Manager, Nest Oil, looks on…at the 2016 SERAS CSR Awards -Africa in Lagos, during the weekend.|
“We are driven by the mantra ‘do well do good’. We would not relent in our efforts at touching lives through our various projects, and initiatives,” said Ijeoma Aso, MD/CEO UBA Foundation, while receiving the award.
Also speaking, the Chief Executive Officer of TruContact, organizers of the SERAS awards, Ken Egbas, commended UBA Foundation for its strong footprints across Nigeria and Africa through its Read Africa Projects and the scholarship grants given to winners of the National Essay Competition. These initiatives are truly impactful he noted.
He said the awards is borne out of the need to recognize the Game Changers whose relentless contributions have helped give hope to Africa at the same time drive sustainable development amid strife.
“For these companies, they understand that agility, innovation, fluidity, decisiveness and commitment accelerates the pace of change, Africa craves for” he stated.