Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has explained that the state was developing a new tripartite arrangement involving the oil companies, the state government and host communities to ensure that Corporate Social Responsibility programmes achieve the desired impact and are sustainable.
Speaking after the weekly Executive Council (EXCO) meeting, which he chaired, at the Government House, Benin City, Obaseki said the new relationship model which will replace the conventional bilateral model was important to create a better, valuable investor-community relationship and effective service delivery to the target communities.
On the new model of relating with companies, the governor explained that “In Edo State, we have decided to create our own model for relating with the oil producing companies. We do not want a situation where the communities and the oil companies have a bilateral arrangement that is not effective.
This time, it is going to be a tripartite arrangement among the oil companies, host communities and government, and each party will contribute to the purse and execute huge projects that will meet the expectations of our people on a sustainable basis.”