Pupils of the Innercity Mission School, Lagos were proud hosts of a Christmas party organised by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) on Monday (December 14). In keeping with the mood of the Yuletide, the pupils and the school received a variety of gifts including school bags, book shelves, television sets and audio visual aids.
“We do this every year to bring smiles to the faces of the less-privileged and to send the message of hope to Nigerians,” said SNEPCo Managing Director, Bayo Ojulari, who was represented at the event by the company’s General Manager, Offshore Assets, Effy Okon. He added, “Our choice of the Innercity Mission School is in appreciation of the shared values between the mission and SNEPCo. We remain committed to working with our senior partner, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and co-venturers, to provide opportunities to Nigerians who otherwise would be out of school and thus deprived of developing their full potential that may significantly benefit society.”
Director of the mission, Victor Aregbe, described the “relentless support from NNPC and SNEPCo” as exemplary. He recalled that the school’s ICT centre and well-equipped library donated by the NNPC/SNEPCo had transformed learning in the school. The Innercity Mission School is a charity initiative of the Innercity Mission for Children. The school, with the support of partners and donors, provides nursery and primary education to indigent children free of any charges including the provision of school uniforms, educational supplies, breakfast, lunch and transportation to and from the school.
SNEPCo is the offshore subsidiary of Shell in Nigeria and operates the Bonga floating, production, storage and offloading vessel as contractor under a production sharing contract with the NNPC, which holds the lease for OML 118. SNEPCo holds a 55% contractor interest of the OML. The other co-venturers are Esso Exploration & Production Nigeria Ltd (20%), Total E&P Nigeria Ltd (12.5%), and Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd (12.5%).