Total restates commitment to its corporate social responsibility despite falling oil prices

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AHOADA (RIVERS) – Total Exploration and Production Nigeria said on Friday that the dwindling prices[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″] of crude oil would not deter it from carrying out its corporate social responsibility to the benefit of its host communities.
Mr Nicolas Brunet, the Deputy Managing Director of the company, Port Harcourt District, made this known at the closing ceremony of the 13th edition-annual NNPC/Total OML 58 Football competition for host communities in Ahoada, Rivers.
Brunet, who was represented by the company’s Executive General Manager, Corporate Services, Mr [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]Vincent Nnadi, said the dwindling prices of crude oil had affected the company’s income.
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“As long as we have this (relationship), we will continue to work and will make sure that as much as [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]possible, we carry along our corporate-social responsibilities (to host communities).
“Most of them are engagements in terms of agreements, and so, we will as much as possible honour
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“We know the economic environment is very harsh; we are also re-ordering our priorities, and this (competition) happens to be one of our priorities; so it’s not going to be affected in anyway.
“All we are asking is for the communities have to give us the enabling environment to be able to do all these.“
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Brunet said the competition, which featured 16 teams from four local government areas in Rivers, began in 2002 with four players recently signing professional contracts with a lower division side in Romania.
He said the company was considering restructuring and expanding the content of the competition to enhance its quality and glamour whilst serving as breeding ground for football-talented youths.
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“Technically, we are seeing a better improvement of this tournament; especially now we are getting them exposed to bigger environment; probably that is what is helping.
“The competition has grown bigger than what we use to have. Before, we started this competition with six communities, then seven communities, and now, it has grown much bigger.
“The competition is much fierce and technical quality is also improving along that line.“
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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that amateur side, Erema defeated Ogbogu by a lone goal scored in the 93rd minute by Dede Otito in a pulsating encounter witnessed by more than 2, 000 spectators.
Erema went home with N500, 000 as tournament winners, while Ogbogu and Eyekele received N400, 000 and N300, 000 respectively. (NAN)

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