Lagos — Kebbi State has become the latest beneficiary of the NNPC, Total Upstream and Partners corporate social responsibility largess with the commissioning of a model secondary school with state-of-the-art facilities in Zuru.
Our correspondent reports that the community was besieged by critical stakeholders who were on hand to witness the commissioning, describing it as the first of its kind in the area.
While speaking, the Managing Director and CEO of Total Upstream Nigeria Limited, Mike Sangster who was represented, said the completion of the project is in line with Nigeria’s deepwater regulation which adopts the entire country as host community.
He said to have the buy-in of the people on continuously safeguarding the project a new approach of project management was deployed.
The approach he said also guarantees timely completion of the projects.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Group General Manager, NAPIMS, Bala Wunti said the project was born out of the need to support government in mitigating the gap in providing quality education.
He said the NNPC, Total Upstream and Partners have implemented various projects including economic employment programmes.
He gave an assurance that the CSR projects will be sustained but called for judicious use of the school and facilities.
For the emir of Zuru, Major General Sani Sani Gomo, the secondary school project will change the narrative of educating the people.
He commended Total Upstream, NNPC and Partners for reaching out to his community with a gesture he says is one of a kind.
The project manager who gave a briefing said the model school consists of two main school blocks of 12 class rooms fully equipped for 40 students, 5 state-of-the-art science laboratories, 2 libraries, and one ICT laboratory to mention just a few.
The principal and staff of the institutions who came across as overwhelmed promised to protect and maintain the school so that it will remain the true model that it is for the use of generations.