Total Signs Partnership Agreements with Rivers Communities
Total Exploration and Production Nigeria (TEPNG) has signed partnership agreements with the people of Opobo-Nkoro in Rivers
State, incorporating the communities into the development agenda of the company for the first time. The company has also
renewed its partnership agreement with the Mgbuesilaru community.
The agreements, which will last for five years cover items as employment; skills development; micro credit schemes; educational development and infrastructural development.
According to the agreements for the Mgbuesilaru, the community indigenes will be given employment slots in the company within the duration of the agreement, while 65 persons will be trained on skills development for five years from 2012 to 2016.
TEPNG’s Deputy Managing Director, Port Harcourt District, Mr. Nicolas Brunet, stated that the company’s investment in the
communities was meant to touch lives through the various projects and programmes that will be embarked upon during the lifetime of these agreements. Brunet also stated that the signing of the new agreements would further strengthen the relationship between the company and the communities. He commended the various negotiating teams for their maturity and sense of responsibility that culminated in the final agreement.