LAGOS: The value of Education is very pertinent to the development of a society as it provides sustainable contribution to both the economic and social growth of the people. In order to live up to its commitment to the sustainable development of its host communities, Total Nigeria Plc commissioned and handed over to the Ibafon Community, two newly reconstructed blocks of classrooms at Ibafon Primary School, Apapa in Lagos. The company also furnished each of the classrooms with desks and chairs as well as provided them with magnetic boards, fans and electric fittings.
Access to Education is one of Total Nigeria Plc’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) pillars. In implementing these policies, the company adopts global societal approach to CSR which is targeted at building strong relationships with stakeholders through structured and constructive dialogue, and addressing identified need areas from shared perspectives. The realization of this project is as a result of effective stakeholder interactions between the community, the school and Total. Consultations were made with all stakeholders including the SUBEB and the school authorities to ensure that the project is worth the while for the community.
Speaking at the commissioning of the new blocks of classrooms, the Managing Director, Total Nigeria Plc, Jean-Philippe Torres stated that “in 2016 during Total’s CSR community intervention on Malaria, the Baale of the community brought to our attention, the dilapidated nature of these two classroom blocks. Total being guided by the societal approach and based on mutual respect, listening and dialogue, decided to intervene. We believe that the renovation of these blocks of classrooms will ease overcrowding of pupils and assist in providing a better learning experience”.
Cumulative community actions over the years will ensure an economically viable society, a sustainable environment with a crop of educated population that guarantees a brighter tomorrow for our future leaders and indeed the community at large.
About Total Nigeria Plc
Total Nigeria Plc is a Marketing and Services subsidiary of Total; a multinational energy company operating in more than 130 countries and committed to providing sustainable products and services for its customers. For over 50 years, Total Nigeria Plc has remained the leader in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry with an extensive distribution network of over 500 service stations nationwide and a wide range of top quality energy products and services. TOTAL NIGERIA PLC (RC 1396) was incorporated as a private company on June 1, 1956 to market petroleum products in Nigeria. In September 11, 2001, the company had a successful merger which paved way for sustainable growth and continuous development.
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