The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and Total E&P Nigeria Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conserve and improve the Nigerian environment. The event took place on Friday, 5th July 2019 at Total’s corporate office in Lagos.
The partnership will serve to develop and implement activities such as the establishment of a conservation center in Abuja, afforestation programme, biodiversity management, Forest Elephant Alive Campaign, Green Recovery Nigeria Initiative among others. These activities are in line with Total Group’s Foundation priority area under “Forests & Climate”.
The MoU was signed by Engineer Ahmadu-Kida Musa, Deputy Managing Director, Deep Water District, Total E&P Nigeria Limited and Alhaji Ahmed Joda, Trustee, Nigerian Conservation Foundation.
Following the signature of the MoU, Engr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa thanked the NCF team and remarked: “Though we are starting this partnership with a three-year phase, it is my hope that it would last beyond our lifetime, more so that Total has a Foundation that is interested in the protection of the environment. We will ensure our footprint is visible so that our environment is conserved for us and our children.”
While responding, Alhaji Ahmed Joda stated: “I love the environment and that is why I am part of NCF to protect our inheritance. I am happy that there are companies like Total that are committed to the preservation of the environment and I look forward to more than three years partnership as it is our responsibility to look into the future.”
NCF Council member, Dame Marie Fatayi-Williams; Director-General of NCF, Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano and a management staff, Mr. Ayodele Alamu, witnessed the signing while Executive Director, Deep Water District, Joel Hervochon; Executive General Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Engr. Vincent Nnadi; EGM Operations Support Services, Mr. Alex Aghedo; GM Legal Services, Barr. Yakubu Belgore; GM HSE at the district, Mr. Ajukwura Wokomah were among Total’s senior management that witnessed the event.
The Implementation Committee has been inaugurated with a site survey done on a project in Abuja.
NCF is the foremost environmental non-governmental organisation in Nigeria established in 1982 and partners with international environmental organisations such as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Birdlife International.
Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. The company is committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible.