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