Former Executive General Manager of TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Limited, Engr. Vincent Nnadi has expressed delight with the commissioning and handover of the Women Development and Skills Acquisition Center in Marine Base, Port Harcourt on Thursday, October 26, 2023.
Nnadi who spoke with reporters shortly after the ceremony which attracted dignitaries from all walks of life, revealed that the project had been long in the making, delayed by unavoidable challenges encountered along the way.
The Eze Ochumariri 1 of Ogba land explained, “We changed the strategy, and today, I’m the happiest man here despite the fact that it took time to be concluded.”
He also extended his gratitude to former Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, acknowledging that the project received approval under his leadership.
Reflecting on the project’s potential impact on the community, Nnadi emphasized its economic viability, saying, “If I were the Women Affairs Ministry, this is a money-spinning project. There’s everything here that will make money. There’s catering services, and I expect people from the vicinity and beyond to come and dine here.”
Nnadi whose position then as General Manager (CSR) of the French oil giants, was the highest by any Rivers man, expressed his belief that the various services provided at the center would generate significant revenue, making it a bustling hub.
He suggested, “They should keep this place busy and lively.”
The former EGM highlighted TotalEnergies’ commitment to corporate social responsibility during his tenure, mentioning similar projects in Buguma, Asari Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.
He revealed that the company had executed numerous projects across the 36 states of Nigeria, including Abuja, adding that these projects were part of the company’s efforts to invest in and support communities, particularly in regions with deep water resources.
Nnadi expressed his satisfaction with the progress made and praised the projects that had already been commissioned, emphasizing the positive impact of TotalEnergies’ initiatives on various Nigerian communities.