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Total trains operators on safety to reduce boat accidents

IN a bid to reduce boat accidents in Nigeria, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited has started the training of personnel on safety.

Deputy Managing Director of Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria, Mr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa said at a recent training in Lagos that the objective was targeted at reducing boat accidents in Nigeria.

Musa who was represented by the General Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, CRS, Dr. Nkoyo Attah said that Total decided to implement the marine awareness campaign with a view to enlightening boat operators in the nation.

“The campaign focuses on safety which is our core value to us at Total, but it is also a demonstration of our commitment to promoting safety best practices, environmental protection, business ethics and corporate social responsibility everywhere we work.

“In the course of doing business, Total has deliberately fashioned out some initiatives which are aimed at giving back to the Nigerian society and this maritime awareness campaign is one of such initiatives.”

The guest speaker, Mr. Felix Nlerum disclosed that 80 per cent of boat accidents were caused by human error, adding that most times these accidents were avoidable.


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