The Management of Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc has assured the neighboring communities that the company will always abide by its programme on corporate social responsibility (CSR), as the company has consistently done in the past. Mr Fidelis Olise stated this during the quarterly meeting between the company and her neighboring communities. At Gbelebu and Madagbayo communities, Mr Olise who represented the Managing Director, reminded the gathering thatthe purpose of the quarterly meeting is to strengthen the already existing relationship between the company and its communities and to foster good communications between the two parties.
He stated that the company, despite its financial challenges, has continued to embark on its CSR to its neighboring communities which he said is a manifestation of the determination of the company to see the benefit of ongoing development of these communities.
He advised that members of the communities should make use of the various mechanisms put in place by the company in resolving any grievancethey have and ensure that peace reigns at all timesas the communities are key stakeholders in the company’s business.
Earlier the company’s community liaison officer, Mr Robinson Oroupa, told the community members that Dr Graham Hefer would have loved to personally be in the meeting if not for an urgent appointment and assured them that the outcome of the meeting will be forwarded tohim, as usual, so he could be kept abreast of all developments within the respective communities.
In their separate remarks, members of Gbelebu and Madagbayo communities, that included chief Enoch Sulubor, Friday Idemudia, Lawrence Ficiyen and Sunday Igbinosun, amongst others, thanked OOPC for the ongoing massive development brought to their communities by the company over the years. They said “if not for OOPC, the social amenities in their communities would not have been in existence and they called for the sustenance of this gesture by the company into the future as Government were yet to help any of them, unlike OOPC”.