Shell invests $5.2m in capacity building of young Nigerians

20181Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and its Joint Venture partners invested about 5.2 million dollars in 2017 to develop the intellectual capacity of young Nigerians toward solving the nation’s challenges.

SPDC’s General Manager, External Relations, Mr Igo Weli, made this known at the ‘Shell Nigeria Nxplorers Exhibition Event 2018’ organised by the company in Port Harcourt.

Weli was represented by Emmanuel Anyi, SPDC’s Manager, Social Performance Sub-Saharan Africa.

He said that the company had trained and equipped (through scholarships) over 120 young Nigerian students and their teachers across 12 schools in Lagos and Rivers states.

General Manager, External Relations, Mr Igo Weli

“The students were trained in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and in other complex problem-solving skills.

“The beneficiaries have already been working on projects that aim to provide solutions in part or in full to challenges faced in the Niger Delta.”

According to Weli, the Nxplorers programme is a global initiative designed to equip young people with diverse range of tools and problem-solving skills to address the complex challenges affecting the food-water-energy nexus.’’

“We are worried with current difficulty to accessing energy, food and water in several countries of the world.

[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=”Mr Igo Weli”]These challenges do not have set solutions but look to sustainable innovation to change the narrative. We have faith and confidence in young Nigerians to change the nation[/penci_blockquote]

Weli attributed the declining shortages of energy, food and access to potable water to rising population in the country and world population.

“Water is necessary for food production just as it is instrumemtal for the food supply and value chain.

“Energy on the other hand is required to produce and distribute water and food and for processing and transportation of food.

He said that the company had begun assisting the country to overcome the challenges through programmes designed for secondary school students.

“These challenges do not have set solutions but look to sustainable innovation to change the narrative. We have faith and confidence in young Nigerians to change the nation.”

The general manager maintained that young Nigerians had the intellectual capacity to impact the world as well as move the country to better economic fortunes.

According to him, the Nxploerer programme exposes young people in Nigeria to complex challenges facing the country and the world while also teaching them how to tackle the problems.

In a lecture entitled ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’, SPDC’s Senior Research Adviser, Environmental Team, Prof. Arthur Essaghah, said the use of bio-degradable plastics in Nigeria posed a serious danger to nation’s environment.

Schools that participated in the exhibition included Archdeacon Brown Educational Centre, Jephthah Comprehensive Secondary School, Oginigba Comprehensive Secondary School.

Others are Brookstone Secondary School, Bishop Crowther Memorial Secondary School and Bloombreed High School. All the schools are in Port Harcourt.

Comment With Facebook

Comments (179)

  1. cheapest generic cialis canada cheap viagra – viagra buy greece

  2. buy cialis in the uk cialis online – cialis a prix discount

  3. buy viagra yahoo answers cialis 20 mg best price – cialis cheapest lowest price

  4. how to get viagra levitra coupon – viagra buy toronto

  5. buy viagra in the usa levitra – where to buy viagra in canada

  6. buy cialis tadalafil – Lopinavir buy viagra birmingham

  7. Thanks again for the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

  8. Hey there, Could I export your own picture and usage that on my personal blog?

  9. Thanks a lot for the article post.Thanks Again. Great.

  10. Aw, this became a very good post. In concept I must set up writing like this moreover – taking time and actual effort to produce a really good article… but exactly what can I say… I procrastinate alot and by no indicates apparently go completed.

  11. Appreciate you sharing, great article post.Really looking forward to read more. Want more.

  12. I appreciate you sharing this blog post.Thanks Again. Will read on…

  13. buy viagra online europe – aralen buy viagra professional online

  14. I just could not depart your site prior to suggesting that I really enjoyed the usual info an individual provide to your visitors? Is gonna be back incessantly in order to investigate cross-check new posts.

  15. Simply a smiling visitor here to share the love (:, btw outstanding design . “Audacity, more audacity and always audacity.” by Georges Jacques Danton.

  16. Most importantly, no paper can be sent to a client without being verified by a team of editors to ensure that the quality of their papers remains high.
    write my paper for me Essay on aim in life for class 4 economic problems of pakistan and their solutions essay css, essay on aim in life for class 4 computer essay download.

  17. Thank you.

  18. In this case, one will prefer hiring a paper writer online since the student does not want to complete that task half-heartedly and hence risk a poor score.
    write my papers With our services, we want to put you ahead of the queue and ensure your name is the first one the professors and teachers mention when considering the best students.

  19. I Loved your writing.

  20. This is my first time visit at here and i am in fact
    impressed to read all at one place.

  21. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is excellent blog. An excellent read. I’ll definitely be back.|

  22. The writer will be qualified to your academic level or higher, meaning they know exactly what your professors are looking for in order for you to gain the highest marks. paper help Our team of trusted writers will help you come up with a research paper of unparalleled quality, original and in concurrence with the scientific requirements of a particular field.

  23. S obtains the title of the web page, filters out unsafe results, and returns a ranking based on non-personalized signals about the quality and relevance of the web page. write my paper Because the format is predictable in each of our online paper writing service reviews, this is perfect for comparing two essay writing services side by side.

  24. It could be possible that we happened to get a writer who was not up to snuff, but our experiences along with customer reviews indicate that things are not on the up and up. paper help New employees often comment in their first few months that they are surprised at how accurate this culture description is to the actual culture they experience.

Comment here