Mining Law

Corporate Social Responsibility Vis-À-Vis the Duties of Oil Producing Companies and the Need for an Enabling Legislation

This article has attempted an analysis of the role of CSR by companies in the oil and gas sector, it is obvious that most companies carry out their CSR as a gesture of philanthropy aimed at addressing socio-economic challenges in Nigeria because very few legislations lend a voice in the area of CSR and the legislation lacks in detailing the nature and scope of CSR that companies can adopt. Aside from the government’s responsibility to provide basic amenities, infrastructure and ensure law and order, the emergence of CSR in Nigeria by individual companies has been at the discretion of the companies without an enabling law governing that.