The management of Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI), has donated a block of five science laboratories to Tonyo High School in Ado-Odo Local Government Area of Ogun, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Ahmadu Kida-Musa, the Deputy Managing Director, Deep Water District, TUPNI assured of the company’s support in developing the educational sector in Nigeria, during the commissioning of the laboratories.
The science laboratories, which consists of Physics, Agriculture, Home Economics, Chemistry as well as Biology, was donated by Total, and its partners.
He also reaffirmed the Company’s commitment in promoting quality education, and contributing to the growth of the sector, through its CSR initiatives.
Kida-Musa, represented by the Executive General Manager, CSR and Medical Services, Vincent Nnadi, said the Company had invested a lot in education, because it remains the key to human development.
According to him, the completion and commissioning of this project, is in furtherance of the company’s CSR in deep water operations.
“As you know, according to some extant regulations, deep water operations adopt the entire Country as host, especially for its CSR activities.
“This edifice, was put together, in collaboration with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), PETROBRAS, SAPETRO, and CNOOC, to support the education sector.
He said, in July, the company commissioned 10 projects in various areas of interventions, including health, education and water. The company had over 10 projects ready for commissioning in various part of the country.
“Our education intervention has gone full circle, with impacts all over the Country, and beyond. We have intervened in Catch-Them-young programs, for Primary School Pupils, Post-Primary, Post-Secondary and Graduate scholarships, with some tenable records.” Total has conducted book reading programs, to inspire students, skills acquisition programs, and provisions for educational infrastructure, amongst others.
Kida-Musa said the laboratories were just one out of the many embarked upon by NNPC/Total and its partners in the current plan period.
“As we hand over this project to the beneficiary, we implore you to ensure the sustainable use, so as to impact on the students positively. The sustainability barometer shall be seen during the impact assessment exercise, when the company will come back to check on how the project has helped to improve the studies in this institution,” he said.