Deriving from a stakeholder need assessment perspective, promotion of Access to Energy and Health which form part of the pillars of Total Nigeria Plc’s Sustainable Development strategy, the company on November 15, 2016, reached out to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in some IDP camps in Abuja.
Total Nigeria Plc with the Nigerian Red-Cross Society donated and distributed 3,000 long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets and 1,000 Awango by Total solar lamps to the IDP camps residents.
Out of the over 5,000 residents of the camp made up of 901 families, the IDPs were identified through a preliminary identification and tagging process by the Nigerian Red Cross. The Camps were the Apo Sunshine IDP Camp, the Waru IDP Camp, the Malaysia IDP camp and the Durumi IDP camp.
Managing Director Total Nigeria Plc Mr. Jean-Philippe Torres, represented by the General Manager (Human Resources & Corporate Services/Company Secretary) Mrs. Bunmi Popoola-Mordi, while presenting the items to the IDPs said “This gesture is part of the Group’s contribution in addressing the social challenges of internally displaced persons in our society. Our sister company, Total EP Nigeria Limited, had earlier donated $550,000 to the IDPs which is been managed with the Red Cross Society for gradual disbursement over the next two year period, towards addressing some of the challenges at the IDPs in Nigeria.
Also at the presentation of the relief materials were Corporate Affairs Manger Total Nig Plc Mr. Albert Mabuyaku, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Mrs. Chinwe Ifechigha, Territorial Training Manager Mr. Nelson Ihetu, Ag. Director General of the Nigeria Red Cross Mr. Adeyemo Andronicus, Social/Volunteer workers assisting in the distribution, the Nigeria Civil Defense, members of the press and other personnel from Total Nigeria Plc.
In his appreciation speech, the leader of the Apo-Sunshine IDP camp, Mr. Chakule A. Lawal, an indigene of Bornu State said “We thank Total Nigeria Plc for this kind gesture, it will go a long way in alleviating our problems especially as we in this camp do not have light, the solar lamps will help us a lot. We sleep in uncompleted houses without windows and doors making us vulnerable to mosquito bites. The donation is well targeted as it directly addresses our needs. We thank you Total”.