INTELS Nigeria Limited, an oil and gas logistics firm, on Friday said it offered scholarships to 66 persons living with disability.
In a statement issued in Lagos by the General Manager, Human Resources of the company, Michael Ndon, NTELS said the scholarship scheme was set up in 2003 to assist persons with physical disabilities.
Ndon said the scholarship covered primary, secondary and tertiary education.
He said: “Some of the beneficiaries of the scheme have attained professional qualifications in various fields such as Economics and Law, among others.
“The beneficiaries also have the opportunity of working at INTELS after completing their education if they so desire.
“One of the beneficiaries, Angela Goni, who is an Economics graduate of the University of Port Harcourt, said words cannot capture the good works INTELS is doing.
“INTELS has changed my life for good and what the company is doing cannot be quantified.”
Philip Brown, another beneficiary, said INTELS had given the beneficiaries hope, adding: “Today, I am married and happy because of the support, hope and empowerment given to me and others by INTELS.”
INTELS had won several awards and commendation for its exemplary community development and empowerment programmes.
Recently, the company was honoured by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, an agency of government under the Federal Ministry of Transportation, for its outstanding contribution to the development of its host communities.
NSC conferred the “Most Outstanding Terminal Operator in Corporate Social Responsibility” award on INTELS.
Also, the Paramount Ruler of Onne Clan in Rivers State, King John Osaronu, recently commended the company, describing it as “a company Nigerians must be proud of”.
INTELS developed the Oil and Gas Free Zone in Onne, Rivers State.
The company is also a concessionaire to the Nigerian Ports Authority operating dedicated oil and gas terminals in Onne, Calabar and Warri.