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.
Pan African banking Group, UBA has emerged the best institution in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in West Africa. 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.
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 Ms. Ijeoma Aso, MD/CEO UBA Foundation, whilst receiving the award.
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
Also speaking, the Chief Executive Officer of TruContact, organizers of the SERAS awards, Mr. 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.
The awards nights attracted dignitaries and Business leaders, from different industries across Nigeria with many praising the organizers for its consistency since 2006.