Corporate Social Responsibilities of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) for Socio-Economic Development of the Host Communities in Rivers State

Ifeoma F. Uzoagu


The study examined the corporate social responsibilities (CSRs) of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) for socio-economic life of the host communities in Rivers State. The research design adopted was the descriptive survey design. The population of the study is one thousand, eight hundred and seventy two comprising of community development committee (CDC), Shell and Agip community Liaison officers (CLOs) who are the indigenes of the oil communities, staff of corporate community relation’s department of SPDC and NAOC respectively. The total sampled size of 731 respondents representing 35% of the targeted population was drawn using proportionate stratified random sampling technique. The instruments used for data collection were questionnaire; focus group discussion and interview. These instruments were developed by the researcher. They are Community Corporate Social Responsibilities Questionnaire (CCSRQ), Community Corporate Social Responsibilities Focus Group Discussion (CCSRFGD) and Community Corporate Social Responsibilities Interview (CCSRI) respectively. The research questions were analyze using mean and standard deviation while t-test statistics was utilized to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the study revealed that Shell CSR programmes were not well known to their host communities. Shell, through CSR could not contribute much to socio-economic development of the host communities while Agip through CSR programmes contributed to socio-economic development of their host communities.

Keywords: Corporate, Social Responsibilities, Socio-economic development and host communities. 

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