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.
Its CSR arm, UBA Foundation, won the best CSR/Sustainability, West Africa Award at the 10thSERAs (Social Enterprise Report Awards) ceremony which held at the Muson Centre in Lagos Nigeria on Friday November 11, 2016.
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.
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
Since 2006, The SERAS CSR Awards-Africa has celebrated outstanding
companies who through their immense contributions have become the game
changers driving the wheels for sustainable development in Africa.
“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
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.