Richard Ginika Izuora
Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) has built and commissioned a brand-new travelers lodge for police officers in transit, at the Ipaja Police Divisional Headquarters, Alagolo, Lagos state.
The project, which was executed through Sahara Group Foundation, the corporate social sustainability vehicle for the Sahara Group, is in line with IE’s commitment to impacting the environment where she operates through sustainable interventions that helps to make a positive difference in the society.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Folake Soetan, the Chief Executive Officer, Ikeja Electric said “the new traveler’s lodge would help to boost the morale of the Police officers in the station. Therefore, promoting efficiency, as well as an enabling environment for them.”
She also reinforced Ikeja Electric commitment to supporting sustainable development across its host communities and environs through projects like this. Contributing to improved wellbeing for all.
The Ipaja Police Station travelers’ lodge features a range of facilities and amenities, including a two- room hostel block with lavatory and kitchen fittings, overhead tank for water supply, wardrobes, reading tables and chairs.
In her earlier remarks at the commissioning event, Ejiro Gray, Director, Sahara Group Foundation, said “the decision to build this traveler’s lodge was an easy one, as it helps to reflect the Foundation’s commitment to supporting improved security across communities, in ways that enhance the efficiency of the police force thereby promoting sustainable societies”.
Ejiro Gray also thanked the officers of the Ipaja Police Divisional Headquarters, Alagolo, for providing adequate support during the construction of the lodge. Stating that the importance of collaboration cannot be overstated if we are to improve security in our society.
In his remarks, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, ably represented by DCP Ewah Bassey, thanked both Ikeja Electric and the Sahara Group Foundation for the traveler’s lodge. He also endorsed the message of collaboration, stating that “achieving effective policing is a collective responsibility.”
DCP Ewah Bassey urged the Ipaja Police Station officers to make effective use of the facility and said it would go a long way to boosting the effort of the police officers in safeguarding lives and properties.
Also speaking at the event, was His Royal Highness Oba Kolawole Ajani Egundupe, (Ilufemiloye 1) the Olu of Ipaja, who commended the Sahara family for this laudable project, stating that it would go a long way towards promoting safety in the community. He also thanked the officers of the Ipaja Police Divisional Headquarters for their commitment towards safeguarding lives and properties in the community.
The Sahara Group Foundation, through strategic initiatives such as this, remain fully committed to impacting lives and livelihoods across communities.