As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility and commitment to generate employment in the local communities, Total E&P at the weekend flagged off the ground breaking of N40 million Soap factory at Ekpene Ukim in Uruan local government area of Akwa Ibom state.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Deputy Managing Director of Port Harcourt district of company, Mr. Francois Le-Cocq said Total as a company has continue to create an environment that encourages sustainable development within communities in the state and this is one of such initiatives.
The project, according to him was not part of Memorandum of Understanding with any communities but a corporate social responsibility project which the company decided should be located in the state believing that it will go a long way to bring further development of the local economy in a sustainable manner.
Represented by Mr. Marcel Ugwu, Le-Cocq explained that the business enterprise development entity in the community affairs division of Total E&P has the mandate to identify, nurture and grow businesses within local communities outside of contract driven activities in the oil and gas industry.
‘’Our believe is that by engaging our people in these activities they will grow and be able to sustain themselves beyond oil and gas’’ he noted.
He said that the project is estimated to cost about N40 million and has the potential of creating 48 direct and 100 indirect jobs within the communities and without doubt will boost the local economy of the state as well as support the growth of entrepreneurship in and around the community.
The Paramount ruler of Itu local government area, HRM Edidem Dr. Edet Akpan Inyang thanked Total E&P for bringing such a live touching project to Ekpene Ukim community especially at a time when youths in the area are looking for something to engage them.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from LEADERSHIP Nigeria Newspapers. Contact: [email protected]
NEWS20 hours ago
26-year-old Nigerian, Adekunle Becomes World Highest Paid Robotics Engineer
NEWS7 hours ago
Again, Gemade Defects To Another Party
NEWS16 hours ago
Abe To Amaechi: God Will Decide Rivers’ Next Governor
NEWS21 hours ago
Blogger, Linda Ikeji Gives Birth To Baby Boy
POLITICS15 hours ago
2019: Timi Frank Hails Dogara’s Move To PDP
POLITICS4 hours ago
Kwara 2019: Imposition Of Candidate Will Be Counter-productive – Saliu Mustapha
FOOTBALL16 hours ago
World Legends, Ex-Eagles Stars Converge On Abuja To Kick Out Corruption
NEWS8 hours ago
Edo APC Settles For Indirect Primaries