Richard Ginika Izuora
Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) has been named the Best Electricity Distribution Company of the year and Most Gender Diverse Utility Company in 2022 at the maiden edition of Nigeria Power Sector Awards.
The Board Chairman of the company and Executive Director of Sahara Group, Kola Adesina also bagged the Power Sector Lifetime Achievement Awards.
The Chief Executive Officer, Ikeja Electric, Folake Soetan who received the prestigious awards attributed the achievements to the collective efforts of the management and staff of Ikeja Electric.
She stated: “Sustainability Development Goal five (SDGs) speaks to gender equality, aimed at empowering all women and girls. And gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Diversity at the workplace enables creativity ideas, innovation, teamwork, and a positive reputation for the organization”
“It is worth mentioning that Ikeja Electric has recorded a lot of firsts in the industry by redefining the business and using technology and innovation to improve customer experience and service delivery,” Shoetan stated.
She, therefore, assured all stakeholders that the company would not relent on its efforts in delivering excellent service to grow businesses in Nigeria and better the lives of people.
“These awards are dedicated to our esteemed customers for their support and the entire staff of Ikeja Electric for their unwavering commitment, doggedness, and adherence to the highest standard while carrying out their jobs,” Soetan added.
Chairman, Organizing Committee of Nigeria Power Sector Awards, Mr. Odion Omonfoman, said: “The Nigerian Power Sector is one fraught with myriads of challenges, in spite of these, there are has been measurable progress, innovation, and growth in the sector which deserve recognition.
“In this vein, the Nigeria Power Sector Awards is an initiative to publicly recognize and honor public and private sector organizations and individuals who have contributed to the growth, innovation, and progress in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI). A strategic objective of the initiative is to showcase the progress made across the power sector in order to inspire more growth and change the narrative of the Nigerian Power Sector,” Omonfoman said.