As part of its corporate social responsibility, and in fulfillment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, TotalEnergies and its OML130 Partners have inaugurated 11 projects across the six geo-political zones.
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 Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (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, Yenagoa, and the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, Bayelsa State became beneficiaries of mammography centres.
On November 16 and 23, the Community Secondary School, Ufuma, Orumba North LGA, Anambra State, and Government Girls Secondary School, Maiduguri, Borno State played host to dignitaries, as fully-equipped state-of-the-art secondary school structures were commissioned within their school premises.
Solar-powered water projects made up of two borehole units and water treatment plants were commissioned at Ndibe community, Afikpo, Ebonyi State, the Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina State, and at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Tundun Wada Zaria, Kaduna respectively, thus ending perennial outbreak of waterborne diseases in the communities who mostly depended on streams and rain as sources of water.
Also completed and commissioned is a 60KW solar hybrid power plant delivered to the Faculty of Science, University of Maiduguri, and UNIMAID on the 24th of November.
TotalEnergies and its OML 130 Partners also completed the design, supply and installation of solar power system at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu state.
Speaking during handing over of the projects, Managing Director, TotalEnergies Upstream Companies in Nigeria, Mike Sangster said the completion and commissioning of the projects 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.
Sangster recalled that in 2016, TotalEnergies commenced its robust plan to deploy CSR infrastructure developments across the country. He stated that 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.
While 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, he further stated.
Group General Manager, National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), Bala Wunti, said NNPC would continue to consistently champion the implementation of Sustainable Community Development projects that would positively impact the lives of the citizens of this country.