By Edeki Igafe
(SPDC) Joint Venture, has said that it disbursed a total of N1.88 billion to the
Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) clusters in Delta.
Mr. Igo Weli,
General Manager, External Relations of SPDC disclosed
this during the “2018 Shell in NigeriaBriefing
Note,” presentation in Warri, on Thursday.
as advised by the state government.
Venture has implemented wide ranging projects in Delta, disbursing a total of
N1.88 billion to GMoU clusters.’’
also establishing a Professorial Chair at the Federal University of Petroleum
Resources (FUPRE) in Effurun, to justify its active presence in
Delta. He added that SPDC had
donated N60 million facilities to five public schools under its Youth
Sports and Athletics Development Project (YSADP)
to mark the Nigeria’s centenary anniversary.
and interest in the development of Delta. “While SPDC divested from a number of
assets in Delta in line with our business strategy and in support of the
participation of more Nigerian companies in oil and gas, we are still active in
Terminal, flow stations, gas plants and a network of pipelines. “The
GMoU funding covers three clusters in Delta since inception in 2006 and the Cluster
Development Board like their counterparts in other parts of Niger
Delta are implementing health and educational projects among
others,’’ he said.
Weight Automobile Engine Development activated in FUPRE in December
2017 was aimed at contributing to the growth of local content in
the Nigerian automobile industry.
700 men and women had benefitted from the SPDC’s LiveWIRE initiative
between 2003 and 2017 in Delta. According to him, “A total of 160 students from
Delta have received the SPDC flagship
Cradle-to-Career scholarship awards since 2010.’’
willingness to continue to contribute its quota to the development of its host
communities in collaboration with other stakeholders. He, however, appealed to
the host communities to create the right environment to attract and sustain
investment in Niger/Delta.
and pipeline vandalism would only impede development in the state.