NNPC/Total JV Donates $500,000 for Rehabilitation of IDPs in North-east      

By Augustine Osayande

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Joint venture, has donated $500,000 to the Nigerian Red Cross for the rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in North East Nigeria.

Managing Director and Chief Executive of Total, Nicolas Terraz, who was represented by the Executive General Manager Corporate Social Responsibility and Medical Services, Vincent Nnadi, said the initiative was part of the company’s social responsibility.

“This initiative which is part of our social responsibility is in support of efforts to improve conditions in the camps and help the affected persons return to their livelihood” Terraz said

He added that the company has chosen the Nigerian Red Cross Society as their partner in implementing this initiative.

“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”, Terraz said.

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 and support livelihood activities of the able-bodied to accelerate their economic recovery and self-reliance.

It also include programme to boost psychosocial support activities like provision of safe playing and learning spaces for the children and restoration of family links for families torn apart.

The initiative will also 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.

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