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Excitement As Chevron Staff Donates Foodstuffs To Over 150 Indigent Widows In Enugu Community

There was ecstatic excitement among the people of Enugu Akwu Achi in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State as Mr. Victor Anyaegbudike, a staff of Chevron Nigeria Ltd (CNL) donated a potpourri of foodstuffs to indigent widows of the community.

The donation came handy on Thursday, January 6, 2022, as the widows, numbering over 150

from the four components of the community, received free bags of rice and cartons of noodles.

Commending the humanitarian gesture, the Town Union President, Mr. Christian Iloma, extolled the hospitable attributes of the donor and thanked him for consistently supporting the socio-economic development of the community through the various programmes he had sponsored in recent past.

He recalled that in December 2020, to early 2021, the donor initiated and implemented the grading of a hitherto abandoned five-kilometer road from Obodo ukwu, Enugu Akwu community to the neighbouring Inyi community, both in Oji River Local Government Area.

“That the people can commute from our village to Nkwo Inyi market through that road is because of the donor, Mr. Anyaegbudike.

“That is in addition to several other activities he had supported in the town including the Obodo ukwu electricity project, the furnishing of the Enugu Akwu health centre, water project, donations to sick people and educational grants, among others,” he remarked.

Also, the Councillor in charge of Enugu Akwu Ward 2 in the Oji River Local Government Area, Hon. Nonso Chijioke, thanked the donor for the kind gesture.

He confirmed that the road project, which he helped to oversee, was initiated and funded by the donor, adding that the community is eagerly waiting for government’s intervention in terms of tarring the road and implementing erosion control on the road.

He described the donor as an unassuming young man with an undoubted passion for community development, high leadership propensity and altruism.

He added that the gesture to the widows showcased his humane disposition and implored others to emulate the kind gestures of Mr. Anyaegbudike by contributing to societal development.

Most of the recipients of the donation thanked the donor for what they referred to as “his large heart and golden spirit.”

They emphasized that the donation would go a long way in ameliorating the suffering of the indigent widows and their children.

According to them, Mr. Anyaegbudike has always stepped in to help the community when the need arises in different ways including in health, education, economic empowerment, and social infrastructure development.

They prayed God to continue to empower the donor so that he will do more.

Mr. Anyaegbudike, who’s the Manager, Communications, Policy, Government and Public Affairs (PGPA), stated that the gesture was to assist the widows in his little way and wish them a blissful new year. 

He affirmed his passion for sustainable development in his community and beyond, stating that he always wishes for a society where individuals and organizations could partner with relevant bodies to sponsor community development.

He emphasized that his passion emanated from his company Chevron, whose vision is to be the global energy company most admired for its people, partnership, and performance.

He said, “like organization, like employees,” the company, which has a ‘tradition of care’ for communities in which they operate around the world, teaches its workers to give back to the society in any way they can.

He thanked God for enabling him to put smiles on peoples’ faces and promised to do more within available resources and opportunities.

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