As one of the world’s leading energy companies, Shell plays a key role in helping to meet the world’s growing energy demand in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. In Nigeria, Shell operated companies; SPDC, SNEPCo and SNG employ more than 6000 direct employees and contractors; over 90% of whom are Nigerians. LAMID assists Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria in its community economic empowerment program in the Niger Delta, establishing cottage industries.