I have been in Nigeria for almost 2 months and I can boldly say it has been amazing and also one of the most rewarding experiences ever. Not only that, Nigeria is my country of origin, but the group of people I have had the privilege of working with have been amazing.
Nigeria is the Africa’s biggest economy. Home to a flourishing democracy and prospering economy, the country is well known for its rich cultural values. Despite being a diverse mix of ethnic groups, city peasants and cosmopolitan professionals, Nigerians are united by their two common religious practices, Christianity and Islam, with a strong sense of national community. Its coast in the South lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. Nigeria’s weather and climate leaves nothing to be desired. Warm and sunny days are followed by cool and balmy nights, the temperatures are always welcoming and gentle.
I spent some of my free time trying to catch a glimpse of the sunrise and sunset.
I’m taking my practical training at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) where I have been working as a Logistics trainee student. NNPC is the oil Corporation, through which the federal government of Nigeria regulates and participates in the country’s petroleum industry. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is the largest oil exporter in Africa and deals with exploration & production, refining and petrochemicals, commercial and investment and finance. They provide the highest level of professional services and quality to their clients and projects in which they exceeds their clients’ expectations at all times.
The corporation recently embarked on a SAP project and has only managed using the driven solution to operate in the account sector and with a plan of integrating other business activities. Since I have already completed the Green Chain Supply Module, my plan is to write my final thesis on this topic, by helping the corporation with SAP integration. I was shown around the sectors of the company and was introduced to what was necessary to know.
So far so good, I am pleased with my practical training. It was fun and flexible to do. Most importantly, I felt fitted-in and comfortable around my work colleagues. My work is valued and the overall project would be a great access to the corporation.
I also spent a quality time listened to the bird’s beautiful choruses