The Managing Director of all associated companies of Shell in Nigeria, Mutiu Sunmonu, said on Thursday that oil spillages recorded by Shell companies’ in the country reduced by 173 occurrences in 2012.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that Shell’s activities, especially about crude oil spillages in 2012, were better when compared with the number in 2011.

He said 351 sites were “cleaned up,” while the oil conglomerate recorded about 15 sabotage and theft incidents in 2012.

Mr. Sunmonu said any new campaign slogan of the oil conglomerate was aimed at emphasising the importance of a better future for Nigeria and her people.

According to him, Shell’s social responsibilities are built around gas, health, education, and job creation.

“We believe that Nigerians need to be prepared to relate better to the challenges of a secured energy future.

“This ‘Let’s Go’ campaign is the first Shell advertising of its type in Nigeria.

“Since our Corporate Identity Campaign about a decade and a half ago, we now pursue social goals that emphasise themes like being country-specific and campaigns about being Nigerian-content compliant,” he said.

Mr. Sunmonu added that Shell ventures in Nigeria produced an average of 949,000 barrels of crude oil per day in 2012.


Information from Premium Times was used in this report.