TotalEnergies, OML130 partners commission 11 CSR projects in Nigeria


Joy Obakeye

TotalEnergies and its OML130 partners have commissioned 11 projects across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria in 2021 as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, (CSR).

The projects were initiated, executed and commissioned under Batch 3 projects to mitigate the gaps in qualitative and technical education, maternal and child health, access to clean water and women and youth empowerment.

The projects scattered across the country range from Information Communications Technology, ICT centres, to borehole and water treatment plants, mammography centres, state-of-the-art secondary school structures, solar-powered water projects, and solar hybrid power plants.

TotalEnergies’ OML130 partners include state oil firm, the NNPC, CNOOC, Prime 130 formerly Petrobras and Sapetro.

While the Esan Model Boys Grammar School, at Uromi, Edo state, and the Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro, Ogun state each got an Information and Communications Technology, ICT centre, the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Yenogoa, Bayelsa, and the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, Bayelsa State became beneficiaries of mammography centres.

Speaking during handing over ceremonies of the projects, Managing Director, TotalEnergies Upstream Companies in Nigeria, Mike Sangster said the completion and commissioning of the project were in furtherance of the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of its deepwater operations.

“On behalf of the Management and Staff of TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Limited, our senior Partners, NNPC, and our OML 130 Partners: PRIME 130, SAPETRO & CNOOC, I warmly welcome you all to the commissioning and handover of this project.

The completion and commissioning of this project is in furtherance of the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of our Deepwater Operations.

These projects were borne out of the need to mitigate the gaps in Qualitative and Technical Education, Maternal & Child Health, Access to Clean Water, and Women & Youth Empowerment.

They are in congruence with the related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”, adding that locations of these projects were carefully chosen for maximum impact, coming from needs assessment carried out before the deployment.”

“In 2016, TotalEnergies commenced its robust plan to deploy CSR Infrastructure developments across the country.

In its 1 Phase, a total of 33 projects were launched in 2017 in the areas of Education, Health, Capacity Building and Access to Water across the country.

Twenty-Eight projects have since been completed. In its 2nd Phase another 24 projects were launched in 2018 and yet another 27 projects were launched in 2019 in the 3rd Phase.

Out of these 56 ongoing projects in the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Phases, 10 were commissioned in November, while 45 are still under construction, to be commissioned on completion.

Bala Wunti, Group Generel Manager, National Petroleum Investment Management Services, NAPIMS, said NNPC will continue to consistently champion the implementation of Sustainable Community Development projects that will positively impact the lives of the citizens of this country.

“The completion and commissioning of this project in 2021, Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of the Nigerian Government through its Oil and Gas sector is in furtherance of the NNPC, our vision for social intervention is to continue to operate in an ethical and sustainable manner and deal with the environment and social impacts occasioned by our activities.

We pride ourselves in our slogan “we touch your lives in many positive ways” hence the approval for the deployment of various CSR projects by our operators across the country for maximum impact.

NNPC along with its Partners have implemented various projects in the areas of education (building and equipping of schools/ classrooms, laboratories, donation of books, scholarships, Quiz competitions, etc.) skill acquisitions and economic empowerment, healthcare, solar power and other infrastructural intervention projects.

These projects were borne out of the need to mitigate the gaps in Health Care, Quality Education, Water, and Women & Youth Empowerment in line with the relevant Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

NNPC and its Partners are socially responsible organizations committed to improving the livelihood of the citizens of our great country, Nigeria”.

On behalf of the partners, Luc Vanson, General Manager, Prime 130, said the partners were proud to be part of such laudable initiatives.

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