The Nigeria LNG project is considered one of the most important economic projects being carried out in Nigeria. The project is a vital part of the Federal Government's diversification programme and has already generated significant revenues and foreign exchange for the nation.
As a truly Nigerian Company that is proudly world-class in operations, we are committed to building a better Nigeria and, in particular, the development of Rivers state and our host Communities through various programmes, schemes, projects and interventions.
1). NLNG Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme
The NLNG Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme is an area of intervention in human capital development. NLNG awards scholarships yearly to Nigerian students from its host communities and beyond in tertiary institutions. No fewer than 2,500 students have benefitted in NLNG's host communities, Rivers State and rest of Nigeria...read more.
2). NLNG Cadet Scholarship Scheme (Specialist Education Scholarship Scheme)
The Cadet Scholarship scheme which started in 2006 with eleven (11) beneficiaries is of the specialized category and entails the facilitation of admission and issuance of scholarship for the training of successful candidates from our host communities in the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron. To date, a total of 31 cadets have been on the scheme. The scholarship covers all fees for the duration of the programme (2 years) including fees for the mandatory courses.
Each year a total of 100 candidates from our host communities are mobilized to participate in the Maritime Academy entrance examination in various centers across the country. Out of this number, successful candidates are then mobilized for the final stage, which is the interview, and this lasts for a period of one week. On average, a total of N30, 000 is spent to mobilize each candidate for the examination...read more.
3). Other development schemes supported by Nigeria LNG Limited are:
- NLNG Agro-Enterprise Development Action (N-AGENDA)
- Integrated Top-Up Scheme
- NLNG Science Quiz competition
- Business Development Programmes
N-AGENDA is a program NLNG has embarked upon in a bid to increase agricultural productivy within its host communities as a means to increase the level of prosperity in the region...read more.
b). Integrated Top-Up Scheme
The Integrated Top-Up Scheme (I.T.S) formerly known as the Bonny Education Endowment Fund (B.E.E.F) started over 13 years ago as an intervention by Nigeria LNG Limited to stem the mass movement of Bonny based teachers in Post-Primary schools from the Classrooms to Construction sites which was the case during the construction phase of the NLNG plant site. It involves the payment of a quarterly top-up allowance to Principals, Academic and non-Academic staff of Government Post-Primary Schools on Bonny Island. At present, the scheme has been extended to also support health workers in Bonny General Hospital the Health centers in Bonny and Finima. Following a survey analysis in 2003 to ascertain the performance of the ITS as a veritable mechanism of human capital development since its inception in 1997, it became necessary to review the implementation strategy toward the support of this programme with the view of positively improving overall performance.
The ITS has on average about 190 academic and non-academic staff yearly from Community Secondary School (CSS) Bonny, Community Secondary School (CSS) Burukiri, Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Finima and Bonny National Grammar School (BNGS) Bonny. From inception to date, a total of N122 Million naira has been spent so far as salary top-up for staff of the above schools...read more.
c). NLNG Science Quiz competition
The NLNG Science Quiz Competition which is in its fourth session is conducted in collaboration with Rivers State Ministry of Education for secondary schools in the state. This programme started in 2006 with only a few host communities participating. Today, this competition now brings together students and teachers from all the secondary schools in the 23 LGAs of Rivers State to compete healthily for the most coveted trophy. Usually, the preliminary rounds of the competition are held at the local government level. This competition tests the abilities of the pupils in subjects like Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology...read more.
d). Business Development Programmes
The business and development programme of the NLNG involves numerous efforts; including providing employment opportunities to skilled and unskilled members of its host communities...read more.
5). NLNG Youth Empowerment Scheme (NLNG YES)
NLNG YES is a sustainable development initiative of the company specifically targeted at youths within NLNG host communities to make them more economically and socially responsible and self reliant, via business and vocational skills acquisition through technical and managerial training. YES is the product of a paradigm shift in community development and is a conscious effort to promote self reliance, encourage the growth of small scale businesses and promote economic empowerment. Over 660 young people have graduated from the NLNG YES...read more.
NOTE: The application deadlines are as announced by NLNG yearly online and in national Dailies.
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