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Chevron trains 44 teachers, spends N20.6bn on 600 programmes

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By Jimitota Onoyume

WARRI—CHEVRON  Nigeria Limited has concluded a two-week advanced training for 44 teachers in schools in Delta State, noting that it had  spent N20.6 billion on  over 600  development programmes which include provision of scholarships,  building of schools  between 2005 – 2018, among others.

Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs of the oil company, , Mr Esimaje Brikinn, in his address at the closing  ceremony of the training programme in Warri South Local Government Area of the state, said it collaborated with Delta State Government and Jewels of Africa Foundation to drive the process.

“It will interest you to note that all the course materials as well as the instructors were  provided free of charge by Jewels  of Africa.

“Aside this capacity building programme for teachers, we also have scholarship programmes for students. Between 2007 and 2016, over 2,900 Nigerian students have benefited from the NNPC/CNL JV national  scholarship while Star Deep, a Chevron company and its partners in the Agbami Field has awarded over 16,000 scholarships for engineers and medical professionals since 2009,” he said

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