In March 2020, as the pandemic began to take hold, Seplat Energy joined the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and 32 oil and gas companies to contribute $30 million to help the Federal Government fight Covid-19 in Nigeria.
The sector donation supported healthcare delivery facilities, including ventilators, personal protective equipment, test kits and ambulances to different states in the country. In addition, Seplat Energy joined an effort to fight the pandemic in Edo, Imo and Delta states. For Edo State, the donation was made in the form of medical supplies and equipment including motorised sprayers, backpack sprayers, eye goggles, hand sanitisers, nose masks, temperature guns, chemical gloves, and personal protective equipment. Similar donations and donations of additional equipment were made in Imo State.
In Delta State, Seplat Energy, First Hydrocarbon Nigeria (FHN) and ND Western also donated critical medical equipment and materials to the state in the quest to check the spread of Coronavirus, thus enhancing Government’s readiness to manage possible incidences of Covid-19.
The essential medical supplies donated by the independent oil and gas companies included high power suction machines, infusion pumps, syringe drivers, personal protective equipment (PPE), and nebulisers. Other vital medical materials that were delivered by Seplat Energy, FHN and ND Western to the state government comprised temperature guns, hand sanitisers and examination gloves.