Cluster 11, Oml 30: Heritage, JV Partners Train, Empowers 24 Niger Deltans In Delta

By Binebai Princewill 

Major operators of oil facility in Cluster 11, Transforcados Pipeline ((TFP) UPS, Oml 30, Delta State, Heritage (HEOLS) and its JV Partners, NPDC and Shoreline Natural Resources Limited have trained and empowered 24 indigenes from oil bearing communities in cluster 11, Delta State on various skills. 

The capacity building programme which was billed for 2021 finally ended today  Friday 5th of August, 2022 at  152 PTI Road,  Uduaghan Motor Park via a closing ceremony at the Cluster 11 GMoU board office.

The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide can report that the 24 beneficiaries were trained and empowered in the following areas such as Hairdressing, Fashion and design, computer, catering and baking.

In his speech at the ceremony, Chief Williams Ebi-Oruma, GMoU Adviser to Heritage (HEOLS) who represented HEOLS and its JV Partners had particularly charged beneficiaries to take advantage of the various empowerment packages. 

He stated that HEOLS will continue to train and empower indigenes from their mandate areas in Cluster 11, OML 30, Delta State, stressing that the programme will be running yearly as part of its GMoU agreement with the host communities. 

Chief Williams had warned against selling of any of the items by the beneficiaries, adding that the companies will continue to live up to its cooperate social responsibilities with the host communities provided that there is peace.

Speaking further, Ebi-Oruma also charged leaders and members of oil bearing communities to continue to sustain the existing peace in the area, stressing that peace is the mother of development, adding that with peace the people should expect more development in the area.

However, on behalf of the Cluster 11 communities in OML 30, Pst. Philip S. Fianka, Chairman of the Cluster Development Board had assured Heritage and its JV Partners of maintaining peace in the area, adding that the companies are truly doing their best in empowering and developing of the communities. 

The items distributed include Hairdressing sets, Fashion and design materials, computer sets,  catering and baking equipment, generator sets, sewing machine sets, mixers, industrial gasses, gas celindas, big pots etc.

High point of the ceremony was the distribution of items to the beneficiaries which was immediately followed by group photograph between Heritage official, beneficiaries and cluster 11 board members. 

The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide learnt that training consultant is D.S. T. Zitu Global Services and they were trained and empowered in the following areas such as ICT,  Catering and baking, hairdressing, Fashion and design.

Capt. Andrew Iyepade, Secretary of the Cluster 11 board also lauded HEOLS for truly committing themselves for the empowerment and development of the communities. 

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Betty Andrew Iyepade had promised Heritage and its JV Partners that they will use the items judiciously to add more value to their lives. 

Photo Credit The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide

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