Total Exploration and Production Nigeria (TEPNG) Limited, has recorded another milestone in its corporate social responsibility strides as it has signed a new partnership agreement with the Egi Communities in Ogba/Egberna/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.
In his address at the official signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Mr Denis Berthelof, TEPNG’S deputy managing director, Port Harcourt district noted that the MOU was a product of rigorous but mutual deliberation between the parties involved and assured that the company would implement its part of the agreement.
According to him, the new MOU would create an opportunity for TEPNG to impact positively on the lives of Egi people as the agreement covered infrastructure, agriculture and other initiatives like scholarships, catch-them-young IPS, Skills acquisition and entrepreneurial schemes.
Also commenting on the MOU, His Royal Majesty, Eze (Dr) Kingdom Elemchukwu Elenwa, the Eze Egi of Ogba Land urged all the parties involved to have more interest and pay attention to the MoU. According to him, “If we do this, I believe in my understanding that Egi land will soon become a model in Nigeria.”
In another development, Total has signed MoU with three universities which include the African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abuja, the Lagos Business School (LBS) and the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT).
The Executive-General Manager, Corporate Services, Mr Vincent Nnadi while commenting on the initiative remarked that the MoU are part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.
They cover mutual co-operation with the universities in industry co-operation on teaching using the Total Professors Associates (TPA) as a tool to deploy qualified serving or retired lecturers to teach specified courses.
Inaugurating the steering committees to actualise the project, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Total Upstreams Companies in Nigeria, Mr Guy Maurice said “Total believes in partnership that works.”
The Executive Director, Corporate GSR and Business, Dr Kingsley Ojoh heads the steering committees while the universities are to have three members each on the committees with representives of Total Downstream.