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SPDC JV empowers 80 Niger Delta women


EIGHTY women have graduated from a skills acquisition programme of the Andoni Cluster Development Board (CDB) under the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) JV’s Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) for the development of communities in the Niger Delta.

The 80 youths earned National Board of Technical Education approved certificates at the end of a three-month intensive training programme in fashion and design, catering, cosmetology and computer, under a partnership between the Andoni GMoU CDB and the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA), at the Workmanship and Technical Training Centre (WTTC) in Bori, Rivers State.

“Our Global Memorandum of Understanding with our host communities is anchored on the principle that they should drive their own development and capacity building. This structure elevates SPDC and the host communities to the rank of partners, collaborating for a common purpose; the continued development of Nigeria’s Niger Delta region,” said SPDC’s Head Government and Community Relations, Edesiri Akpomudjere.

He congratulated the beneficiaries for successfully completing the intensive training programme and challenged them to utilise the skills and networks they have gained to their full potential.

“Today is a very unique day and I am glad to see hardworking women graduate from a rigorous training programme,” said General Manager, Business Development and Job Creation, RSSDA,Mrs. Blessing Daniel-Kalio.

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