Social Investments
& Impact

We have embarked on certain sectors which have been identified as the ones with long-term impact.

We remain committed to working responsibly and impacting the stakeholder communities where we operate positively. So far, we have embarked on certain sectors which have been identified as the ones with long-term impact.

We have gradually commenced various activities to
support growth and with this have defined three focus areas which are:


A bridge to a brighter future through education


A well-rounded approach to health & well-being


Mobilise communities for wealth

A bridge to a brighter future through education

We have a long-term approach to education which we believe is a more sustainable model to help communities prosper and establish us as strategic partners. By committing to improving access to quality education at secondary and tertiary levels, we will provide support to the future generation with education investment programs to position the next generation of problem solvers not just for the local marketplace but also globally.
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We are also focused on promoting skills acquisitions as well as increasing educational opportunities for the brightest students as we believe investing time and funding in these communities will break down barriers and provide access to opportunities. With this, we have embarked on upskilling teachers in these communities to support the development of quality education through different training models.

Testimonials from participants in upskilling teachers’ workshops:

A well-rounded approach to health & well-being

We are focused on improving the health & well-being of communities where we operate as we believe building a better world is supported by healthy, productive people.
We understand that there are health risks which occur daily in human lives and we are here to support educate and advocate for improvements in health. By ensuring we mitigate any health impact of FIRST E&P operations, we continue to make social investments in healthcare delivery. To promote health and well-being and improve access to healthcare, we have supported the employment of health personnel in various healthcare centres across the stakeholder communities we operate in.

Mobilise communities for wealth

We are committed to working with communities to make investments that promote economic development which become tools to create wealth opportunities. We invest in programs that support future prosperity of the communities.
We are focused on training local people to develop their skills and build their capacity within the broader local communities. We will enhance local capabilities to provide services to the oil and gas industry and support Initiatives that support local employment generation and entrepreneurial development.

We recognise the positive impact local capacity building can have on sourcing decisions. Therefore, we encourage local content and inclusion of the community in our projects and our contractors are also encouraged to focus on local hires from the community when they work on our projects.

To support this ambition of wealth creation, some of our activities include:

1. Youth Empowerment

Trainings were provided on improving employability skills for youths in the community through enhancements such as CV writing.

2. Employment

We have gradually integrated some members of the communities in our operations by employing them directly within the organisation as well as placements with third party suppliers/contractors.

3. Local Community contractors training

We have trained over 110 local contractors form our neighbouring communities on the value of HSE and exposed them to opportunities within the oil and gas sector.

4. COVID-19

Understanding the economic impact of COVID-19, FIRST E&P, supported our stakeholder communities by providing palliatives to beneficiaries. This provided some respite to manage the effects on the members of these communities.
We remain excited about the future we envisage as we continue to work towards a viable ecosystem for all stakeholders.

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Juliet Ehimuan

Non-Executive Director

Juliet Ehimuan is Director of Google in West Africa. She was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 power women in Africa, by the London Business School as one of 30 people changing the world; and featured in the BBC Africa Power Women series, and on CNN Innovate Africa.

With over 25 years experience primarily in Technology, Oil & Gas, and New Media industries across Europe, Middle East and Africa; Juliet is a leading voice on Innovation, Transformation, and Leadership. She has received numerous awards for outstanding contribution to the digital landscape in Africa. Under her leadership, the Google team has made a significant impact on local content development, infrastructure deployment, and digital capacity building.

Juliet has degrees from the London Business School, University of Cambridge; and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. She was awarded IT Personality of the Year in 2012 by the Nigeria Computer Society, Digital Personality of the year 2016 by Marketing World; and received a 2015 Titans of Technology award from TechnologyAfrica.

She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and recently published 30 Days of
Excellence, a leadership and effectiveness guide.

Daniella Obiesie-Uijlenhoed

Non-Executive Director

Daniella Obiesie-Uijlenhoed is currently a Director & Partner in Danicees FZ, an oil & gas servicing company based in Nigeria & the UAE. She is also on the Board of Directors of FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Limited, an upstream oil & gas producing company in Nigeria.

Born in Nigeria, Daniella has a Master’s degree in Business Administration & a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of Calabar. She obtained her first degree is from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication.

Daniella started work with the banking industry in 1997. Her work experience includes positions in Federal Mortgage Finance, New Nigeria Bank & Zenith Bank PLC which she left at mid-management level to join Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company in 2005 as a stakeholder management liaison between SNEPCo and NNPC/NAPIMS on the Bonga South-West project.

She would later move to the Contracting team as Head, Office Services, managing the processing & subsequent approvals through the various team lines for all SNEPCo office contracts in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, & Warri.

In 2009, Daniella took a hiatus from Shell Nigeria and worked with Oman Oryx Construction Company, UAE as the Head Corporate Services, responsible for handling all permits and stakeholder management engagements between the company and the Ministry of Energy & Minerals in Oman.

Daniella returned to Shell Nigeria in 2012, working within the strategy & portfolio team for SNEPCo office & governance policies Nigeria, until her voluntary exit from the company in 2015 to join her husband at Danicees and focus on her family.

Daniella is passionate about the formal & non-formal development of young people in Nigeria. She has been a Trustee and Director on the Board of the Duke of Edinburgh award for young people in Nigeria since 2018. The parent organization for the award was founded in 1956 in England by the late Prince Philip the 1st Duke of Edinburgh.

Daniella views external relationships as key enabler to corporate success and is a team player dedicated to personal delivery and organizational goals. She is a hands-on, high-energy individual who uses her unique interpersonal skills to generate value for organizations and their stakeholders, balancing the strategic agenda with the requirements for optimal delivery.