By Prince Okafor
In furtherance of its commitment to empowering Nigerian youths, the Managing Director, Total Nigeria Plc, Mr. Jean-Philippe Torres, has maintained that they will remain focussed on developing various communities in the country.
Mr. Torres disclosed this during the company’s presentation of starter packs to 2016 and 2017 graduands of its skills acquisition programme in Koko, Delta State.
The Total Skills Acquisition Programme is a sustainable youth development scheme were less-privileged youths of host communities are trained in welding and fabrication, furniture making, hair dressing, fashion and designing, fish farming, computer studies, among others.
According to Torres, “despite tough economic conditions, we had to ensure that these starter packs are procured as we cannot compromise the development of our communities and that of our youths.
“We, therefore, implore you to make the most of the work tools. All you require to run a viable small and medium scale business has been provided, including two years prepaid shop in waiting.
“Building strong partnerships for sustainable development is part of our corporate philosophy and is central to all our decision-making processes.”