In continuation of their social corporate responsibility programme targeted at empowering vulnerable women and youths across the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Total and partners have officially handed over a women and youth development centre in Umuahia, to the Abia State Government.
The state-of-the-art facility consists of four fully equipped halls for the training of fashion designing and tailoring with 34 industrial sewing machines, industrial weaving machine and embroidery machine as well as catering and hotel management.
Others include computer training and mixed training facility, a sick bay, 400 sitter auditorium and lounge and, there’s is also an accommodation for 16 persons, 40KVA generator and 12KVA inverter for solar panels.
In an address the general manager, CSR, on behalf of the Managing Director/Chief Executive, Total Upstream Nigeria Limited, Mike Sangster, noted that Total commenced its robust plan to deploy CSR infrastructure developments across the country, adding that 33 project were launched in 2017 covering education, health, capacity building and access to water across the country, including the Women and Youth Development Centre, Umuahia,
Also speaking, the group general manager (NAPIMS), Bala Wunti, represented by Bumi Lawson, said the completion and inauguration of the centre is in furtherance of the corporate social responsibility initiative through the Oil and Gas Sector across Nigeria.