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Communities in Edo, Delta Benefit from NPDC Scholarships



The Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC over the weekend organized her scholarship examination for students from about 60 communities in Edo and Delta State.

Mr Dahiru Abubakar, Manager, Community Relations Department, NPDC stated this while the 2020/2021 scholarship examination was being conducted in Warri, Delta State.

Mr. Noble Imabibo, Abubakar who was represented by the team lead of the Warri Examination Centre said that the scheme has helped reduce youth restiveness and improve human capital development in host communities. According to him, it was the company’s social responsibility towards them.

“The Warri centre has about 170 candidates selected from 60 communities across Edo and Delta, 22 in Egbema and 145 in Port Harcourt centre.”


“In total, we have 337 candidates from the different host communities sitting for the examination out of which successful candidates would be awarded the scholarships.

“Over 10,000 students have so far been awarded the scholarships since the programme started in 2000.

“The NPDC scholarship scheme has helped to reduce youth restiveness in the communities and has helped in human capital development in the communities hosting its operations.

“Communities do the nominations and send the list to NPDC for the scholarship examinations.”


Mr. Noble revealed that plans were ongoing to enable students write the examinations online because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prof Prekeyi Tawari-Fufeyin, coordinator of the NPDC scholarship examination thanked NPDC for the privilege given to the students.

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