As part of it social responsibility, Total Nigeria Plc said it has trained 23 volunteers to assist in curbing the menace of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. The company stated this during the launching of free HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria preventive education project in Asaba, the Delta State Capital, recently.
Speaking during his keynote address, Mr Jefferson Nnamani, Executive Director, Strategy, Total Nigeria, who represented the Managing Director, explained that under the programme, the company has trained 23 educators on global approach, and they are expected to carry out sensitization within their communities and create the awareness needed to help prevent the diseases.
He added that the company has so far launched the programme in 19 states of the country.
“It is our conviction that achieving an AIDS free generation is possible, this can happen with sustained financial, political and selfless commitment from us all,” he said.
He assured that the company is committed to impacting positive to the lives of Nigerians through healthy education on preventive measures against HIV/AIDS and other mentioned diseases.
According to him, “our fight against HIV/AIDS is to protect our host communities, Employee families, organization, and society in general from the devastating challenge of these diseases”
In his speech while flagging off the launch, the Secretary to Delta State Government (SSG), Hon. Festus Ovie Agas, lauded Total Nigeria for embarking on the education programme.
While stressing that the programme is in line with the agendum of the State Government, he disclosed that a bill on HIV/AIDS prevention and education is already before the State house of Assembly and will soon be passed into law.
According to him “Delta State has very low percent rate of HIV/AIDS, the State will continue to be committed through Delta SACA to improve on sensitization of the people.”