Oil and Gas Industry (ONG), has through its corporate social responsibility, trained over 100 teachers in ICT, classroom management and ethics, as well donate books and teaching aids to five secondary schools in Imo state.
Disclosing this to newsmen last Friday at the State Government House Owerri, the company’s Chairman Chief Reggie Uduhiri, stated that ONG is working with its partners Star Deep Petroleum Ltd, to compliment the effort of the Imo state government and the federal Ministry of Education to move the standard of education to an enviable level.
Giving an insight of ONG, he said, that the company is committed to ensuring Nigerians acquire the necessary education and skills for better life, adding that the donation of books and educational materials to schools reflect the company’s resolution and firm belief that education and skills acquisition is pivotal to the sustainable -development.
According to him, the company has over the past two weeks trained over 100 teachers in ICT, classroom management and ethics, adding that ONG recently made similar donations in Ebonyi and Ogun state.
Continuing, he said that they have also/in partnership with other stakeholders in OML 140 sponsored economic development programmers in Anambra, Niger, Oyo and Rivers state aimed at building capacity in young Nigerians and making them to be self reliant.
Uduhiri, noted that the intervention of ONG has led to employment creation, poverty reduction and livelihood Improvement as well as development of rural-based cottage industries and development of the local economy.
The chairman stressed that it is their expectations that the support for education and economic empowerment programmes in the country will positively impact on the youth’s academic performance and entrepreneurship for the economic growth of the country.
He commended the state Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha and the Commissioner for Education Mrs. Gertrude Ego Oduka, for their passion for education, and more especially the rescue mission agenda of free and qualitative education for Imo youth and beyond.