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Rivers State disabled get Shell boost

30 September 2013, 10:34

Abuja - Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), in partnership with the Rivers State Ministry of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, has offered to train 30 locals living with disabilities.

The initiative is part of the oil company’s cooperate social responsibility programme.

Rivers State Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Joe Poroma, disclosed this in a meeting with members of the special committee on the welfare of persons living with disabilities in the state.

“SPDC will train 30 of them in telephone repairs, shoe repairs, soup and pomade making and cake baking for 30 days and empower them with take-off capital at the end of the training,” he confirmed.

He added that Shell will also provide the logistics for the training.

Poroma advised the committee to make sure that every local government area was represented in the selection of participants.

The commissioner said the ministry would continue to engage in empowerment programmes that will improve the lives of persons living with disabilities.

He urged these members of the community to make use of the opportunities to better their lives.

Secretary of the committee on the welfare of persons living with disabilities, David Enogho thanked the commissioner for always striving for the progress of persons living with disability in the state and pledged to reach out to other multinational companies to also contribute to their well-being.

– CAJ news


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