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Ikeja Electric bags Corporate Pacesetter - ITREALMS

The leading electricity distribution company, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), has won two prestigious awards - Corporate Pacesetter (Power Sector) and HSE Campaign of the Year awards, in recognition of its HSE Initiatives and innovative approach in educating Nigerians through the use of its proprietary Power Play game, reports ITREALMS.

Presented at the 2018 Nigeria Safety Award for Excellence (9jaSAFE Award), a respected body set up to recognize the outstanding performances/initiatives of companies/organization, Individuals/groups, Schools/institutions towards promoting and raising safety consciousness.

Speaking on the awards, the company’s Head of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE), Engr. Jamiu Badmos noted that the recognition further testifies to our consistency, commitment to high safety standards and our drive to always improve our safety initiatives.

He said: “We are proud to be honored with these awards which not only establish us as a pacesetter in the energy sector, but also confirms that we are on the right track through all our various initiatives over the years”.

“Our track record speaks volume about our commitment to the highest standard of safety. In 2017, Ikeja Electric won the Corporate Pacesetter and Best use of Social Media amongst over six hundred (600) nominations received across the country. We also won an award in as an organization committed to Safety Excellence in 2016, while at the maiden edition in 2015, we won the Best Health & Safety Practicing organization in the Power Industry,” he explained.

In addition, Mr. Olabode Jegede, a staff in the Technical Department of Ikeja Electric emerged as one of the 9jaSAFE Torchbearers for his passionate implementation and enforcement of safety standards in operations and maintenance operations.

According to Engr. Badmos, the successive awards and others accolades were earned as result of the unrivalled commitment of the Board and Management coupled with outstanding passion of our staff for safety excellence. Through its impactful HSE policies, fatality among its staff has dropped to zero while the third party fatality has declined significantly.

Ayo Midele/GEE

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Pix: Third from left, Mr Steve Doriigi, Operation Manager, Ikeja City Mall and third from right, Hon. Kehinde Bamigbetan, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lagos State and Ikeja Electric Safety Officers displaying their awards during 2018 Nigeria Safety Award for Excellence (9jaSAFE Award) in Lagos.

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