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15/02/2016 Press release

Total E&P Nigeria Donates $500,000.00 for Rehabilitation of IDPs in NE Nigeria

Lagos Nigeria, 10 February 2016

The NNPC/Total E&P Nigeria Joint venture, has donated five hundred thousand US dollars to the Nigerian Red Cross for rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in North East Nigeria. The intervention plan was launched on December 1, 2015 in Gombe State, one of the areas affected by the insurgency.

“This initiative which is part our social responsibility is in support of efforts to improve conditions in the camps and help the affected persons return to their livelihood,” said Mr. Nicolas Terraz, Managing Director/ Chief Executive.

 “The NNPC/Total E&P Nigeria Joint Venture is deploying some resources to assist in this direction and has chosen the Nigerian Red Cross Society as our partner in implementing this initiative,” Mr. Terraz further said. He was represented by the Executive General Manager (Corporate Social Responsibility & Medical Services), Mr. Vincent NNADI.

The initiative is a 12-month intervention programme designed to achieve:

  • Short term relief through the distribution of food and non-food items to the very vulnerable groups of female-head households, widows, orphans, the infirm and the aged;
  • Support livelihood activities of the able-bodied to accelerate their economic recovery and self-reliance;
  • Boost psychosocial support activities like provision of safe playing and learning spaces for the  children and restoration of family links for families torn apart, among others;
  • Broaden the scope and reach of community health activities like immunization, malaria prevention and treatment of ailments; and
  • Provide safe and adequate water supply, environmental sanitation and personal hygiene promotion.

Representatives of NNPC-NAPIMS, the Gombe State Government and the Presidential Initiative for the North East (PINE), witnessed the presentation.

The Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III, who received a delegation of the company at his palace in Gombe the state capital, commended Total’s initiative in supporting efforts to rehabilitate the IDPs.