78 Youths in Sango Ota and other neighbouring towns have benefited from the West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo’s) Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
“WAPCo Community Youth Enterprise Scheme provides young persons in our host communities who have completed basic education but cannot pursue further studies due to financial constraints. Hence, the opportunity to learn a trade of their choice in recognized vocational and technical institutions in Nigeria”, said Mrs. Harriet Wereko-Brobby, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of the company.
The grandaunts according to her have been trained for two years invocations such as welding and fabrication, fashion and design, catering and hotel management, woodwork, joinery, and carpentry.
Speaking during the graduation ceremony in Sango Ota, Ogun State, she said, WAPCo made a promise to every beneficiary of the CYES programme from the onset that if they can successfully graduate from their training, the company will equip them to enable them to set up their businesses. The grandaunts got Sewing Machine, Gas Cooker, Cylinder, Tools boxes, to mention but a few. True to its words, WAPCo is here today to give meaning to its promise”.
“The Company has spent over N225, 651,900.00 on the scholarship programme while N167,441,280.00 has so far been spent on the CYES programme. This amount does not include the cost of the startup tools we are handing over to the beneficiaries”, she stated.
“Six years ago, WAPCo introduced a prgogramme to support brilliant but needy students to obtain tertiary education. The programme was considered as an opportunity to directly impact a larger number of people within our host communities. It consists of a scholarship programme for students in our communities, for the entire duration of their studies in any Nigerian Tertiary Institution”, stressed the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of WAPCo.

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