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Meet Tolu a Geoscientist at Famfa Oil Limited #IWD2021

oday we are honouring all the amazing women that make up the Famfa Oil Limited board, staff, friends, allies and community. Thank you for making us better!  To mark this special day, we bring you into the world of some of our wonder women who have chosen to challenge themselves by encouraging the education of the girl child in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics courses (STEM).
Meet Tolu, a Geoscientist at Famfa Oil Limited.
Who is a Geoscientist?
 A Geoscientist studies the physical aspects of the
Earth.
How did you get into this field? Share your journey…
I had always wanted to be a Lawyer but as fate would have it, I drifted to science. After my Pre-degree program, I decided that I wanted to pursue a more tasking and unusual course to study. That was when I opted for Geophysics and to the glory of God have never regretted the decision I took years back.
What are the challenges you have faced getting to where you are?
Over the years, one of the major challenges i’ve faced working in the oil and gas industry is the Limited resources and data to work with. In the past I have experienced challenges with work life balance and  gender inequality. However, with time and experience I have learned how to manage my time and manage people.
How has Famfa enabled your success as a female in a male dominated field?
One of the things I really appreciate about Famfa is the  implementation of training and mentorship programs.  We have the opportunity to travel and be trained by the world’s best.  This in turn has helped improve my overall work performance. I believe continuous learning is vital to stay on top in such a competitive industry
Any words for fellow women who want to toe your line in a male dominated world (quotes, mantra you live by etc.)
I have two beautiful quotes I work with “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”- Benjamin Franklin
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”- Nelson Mandela

Happy International Womens Day #IWD2021 #ChoosetoChallenge

Today we are honouring all the amazing women that make up the Famfa Oil Limited board, staff, friends, allies and community. Thank you for making us better!  To mark this special day, we bring you into the world of some of our wonder women who have chosen to challenge themselves by encouraging the education of the girl child in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics courses (STEM).

Meet Erdo a Geologist at Famfa Oil Limited

How did you get into this field? Share your journey…

I was around the age of fourteen when I stumbled across an elementary book. The book illustrated the very basics about the study of the Earth (Geology).  I immediately picked and developed an intense interest for it. This became a dream that I held on to, even before discovering and learning about the interesting oil and gas aspect of the course.

I was offered an admission to study Micro biology at university but I rejected the offer and intentionally pursued my dream course. Eventually I gained admission to study Geology at Bsc level.

Geology was and is still my first love and interest plug!

 

What are the challenges you have faced getting to where you are?

It has been a smooth journey, a journey filled with so many bumps, curves and tears. It has also been very interesting and worthy of every fibre of my being. It has been a journey of complete focus and determination.

 

How has Famfa enabled your success as a female in a male dominated field?

Working at Famfa has been great!  I have gained knowledge and invaluable experience.  Famfa has enabled my growth and success in a thousand and one ways. I have been exposed to world class trainings etc. Although I have faced challenges that would have ordinarily sent me off and packing out of the field, Famfa always provides its giant shoulders for me to sail on.

 

Any words for fellow women who want to tow your line in a male dominated word (quotes, mantra you live by etc.)

I have two beautiful quotes I work with “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”- Benjamin Franklin

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”- Nelson Mandela

I want girls and females to develop their level of self-esteem and confidence. I want them to be knowledgeable and driven understanding that they can achieve anything they set their mind too.

 

FAMFA Oil Limited and Agbami Partners donate Science Laboratory Complex to Senior Science College in Akwa Ibom State

On the 16th of July 2020, The Akwa Ibom State Government commended FAMFA Oil Limited, Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited and other Agbami field partners for the donation of a science laboratory complex to Senior Science College, Ndon Eyo, Onna during the handover ceremony of the project. The educational facility comprised of well-equipped Physics, Chemistry and Biology laboratories. […]

FAMFA Oil Pledges N1bn To Support FG’s Fight Against Coronavirus

channelstv.com/2020/03/29/famfa-oil-pledges-n1bn-to-support-fgs-fight-against-coronavirus/ Mr. and Mrs. Modupe and Folorunso Alakija through Famfa Oil Pledge N1 Billion Naira to Support Nigeria’s Fight Against COVID-19. As the world rallies to deal with the health, security, economic and social implications of the coronavirus, it’s clear that we will feel the effects much more deeply than many of the developed world. […]

News Report – FAMFA Oil Literacy Day 2020

Business Day : https://businessday.ng/education/article/famfa-oil-holds-literacy-day-for-kids-to-raise-future-leaders/ Channels Television: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btu4b07tXfw This Day : https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2020/03/11/famfa-oil-organises-literacy-day-for-children/  

Countdown to FAMFA Oil Literacy Day 2020

The 2020 FAMFA Oil Literacy Day is themed: “Readers are Leaders.”⁣ This event is aimed at promoting a reading culture among pupils in primary schools. A strong foundation in literacy builds confidence, improves ones academic performance and facilitates the desire to learn more. At FAMFA, we are passionate about education and empowering children for the […]

FAMFA Oil Limited and Agbami Field Parties donate Hybrid Libraries and Science Laboratories to Girls’ Schools in Northern Nigeria.

On the 21st of November, 2019 FAMFA Oil Limited in collaboration with its Agbami Field Parties (Star Deepwater, Petrobras, Equinor and NAPIMS)  donated a science laboratory complex to the students of Government Girls’ Secondary School (GGSS) Biu as well as provided Hybrid Libraries for the pupils of Government Girls’ College (GGC) Maiduguri and Day Women […]

FAMFA Oil Limited and its Agbami Field Parties promoting STEM Education in Nigeria

On the 29th of November, 2019 FAMFA Oil Limited and several Agbami Field parties including Star Deep Water Petroleum, Equinor Nigeria Limited and Petrobras, in partnership with the Lagos Business School (LBS) as well as the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation, hosted the fourth edition of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Symposium at the Honeywell […]

FAMFA Oil Limited and its Agbami Field Parties donate a Mother and Childcare Centre in Bauchi State to foster improved healthcare in the Nigeria

On the 21st of November, 2019 FAMFA Oil Limited and its Agbami Field Parties (Star Deepwater, Petrobras, Equinor and NAPIMS) donated a Mother and Childcare Centre to the General Hospital in Misau, Bauchi State. The event held at the Bon Hotel Elvis in Wuse, Abuja and was attended by the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator […]

FAMFA Oil Limited and its Agbami Field Parties facilitate the provision of quality education for the students of Ajiran Primary School in Lagos State

On the 23rd of October, 2019 during the commissioning and handing over of a block of six classrooms, built for the Ajiran Community Primary School, The Government of Lagos State and the Ajiran Community thanked the Agbami Field Parties and the NNPC/Chevron Joint Venture for their contributions towards improving the quality of education in Nigeria. […]