Sunday, September 4, 2011

Why we are empowering Niger Delta contractors-Shell

The Nation
2 September 2011

By Bisi Olaniyi,

The Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) General Manager, Nigerian Content Development, Mr. Igo Weli, has disclosed that empowering Niger Delta contractors through entrepreneurial skills, will make them to also operate at the global scene as better managers.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Heirs Holdings, Mr. Tony Elumelu, also urged the Anglo/Dutch oil giant (SPDC) to continue to be patronising contractors from its host communities in the Niger Delta, to ensure peace and transformation of the region and its people.

They stated these yesterday at the Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at the SPDC’s Community Content Business Clinic, with one hundred contractors from across the nine states of the Niger Delta in attendance.
The maiden edition of the clinic for the indigenous contractors was held in November last year, with Shell’s general manager, Nigerian content development assuring that it would continue as an annual event.

Weli said: “The aim of the community content business clinic is to interact with our local contractors. The key focus is building their entrepreneurial skills, to help them improve as managers.

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