Seplat empowers 80 women in Delta community

Seplat229 May 2014, Warri – As part of its corporate social responsibility, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Ltd, has empowered 80 young women from one of its host communities, Okirighwre community, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State with sewing and hair dressing equipment.

Fifty women, who trained in hair dressing, got one hair drying machine each, while 30 that trained in sewing got two sewing machines each.

Base Manager of the company, Dr. Chukumah Igelenyah, represented by the Community Relations Manager, Mr. Lucky Obiuwevwi, who presented the items to the recipients, said the gesture was to encourage the women to be self-employed in their chosen career, adding that the donation was the first phase of the empowerment programme.

Okirighwre community, represented at the ceremony by its Chairman, Chief John Eritobor and other executive members of the community, appreciated the gesture and charged the company to extend similar gesture to the male youths of the community, particularly those who have trained in the areas of welding and vulcanising, to reduce unemployment.

– Vanguard

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