…As Staff Volunteer In Market Cleanup Exercise, Donates Cleaning Tools
As part of its support for the Cleaner Lagos Initiative of the Lagos State Government and in furtherance to her environmental sustainability message, Ikeja Electric Plc, (IE), Nigeria’s foremost Distribution Company has embarked on a market clean-up exercise in one of its host community at the Alade Market under Shomolu Business Unit.
The exercise, which forms part of the company’s Personal Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, is aimed at giving back to Communities under its network coverage.
This year’s market and street clean up saw Ikeja Electric staff defy the heavy rain downpour to sweep the market, unclog gutters and remove dumped refuse along the street among other activities.
In his welcome remarks, the Babaloja General of the market, Alhaji Yinusa Bashir commended Ikeja Electric for being consistent with its PCSR initiative, especially with the Community and Market clean-up exercise.
“The effort of your Company is really commendable and worthy of emulation by other Companies, this will no doubt encourage other companies and even the residents of the community as it will go a long way in preventing outbreak of diseases and environmental hazards” Alhaji Yinusa remarked.
Ikeja Electric has continued to give back its host communities, investing in notable empowerment programmes targeted at improving the lives of residents.
Leading Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) has donated essential items including clothes and food to the Lagos State Rehabilitation and Training Centre, Ikorodu, to commemorate this year’s International Day of Charity.
The International Day of Charity is observed annually on September 5. The day is set aside to sensitize and mobilize people, NGOs and stakeholders all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. According to the Head, Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric Plc, Mr. Felix Ofulue, the exercise was aimed at supporting the concerted effort of government, charitable organizations, individuals and other corporate bodies to further alleviate the plight of the underserved in society. In his words: “Ikeja Electric Plc is a responsible and responsive organization committed to providing world class services to customers while also adding value to the society through its Personal Corporate Social Responsibility (P-CSR) initiatives”.
“Our P-CSR platform enables both the company and the employees to carry out voluntary charitable activities aimed at making considerable impact on the different levels of the society. Under the P-CSR programme, we also have the Employee Volunteer Scheme (EVS) which enables our employees to voluntarily contribute their time and resources towards the progress of the communities in which we operate. These humane acts further corroborate our commitment to giving back to the society,” he added.
While receiving the donations, which included foodstuff, clothes, shoes and personal care products, on behalf of the rehabilitees, the Principal of the Centre, Mr. Adebimpe Eyiowuawi, commended IE for the expression of love, care and empathy towards the rehabilitees. He thanked the company and urged the management not to rest on its oars in its commitment to alleviate the plight of the underserved.
Other representatives of IE present at the event were Head, Network and Operations, Ikorodu Business Unit, Engr. Ismail Bello; Head, Commercial Services, Ikorodu, Allen Ebosiem; Manager, Brand & PCSR, Titilola Aikhomu and the Owutu Undertaking Manager, Mrs. Bolanle Sanni. The team commended the Lagos State government and the management of the Centre for sustaining the facility which was established in 1977. The Centre currently has 1,500 rehabilitees catered for mainly by the State Government with voluntary support from corporate bodies, religious organizations and individuals that donate provisions.
…Donates Bags, Books To School To Commemorate Children’s Day 2018.
As global attention turned to children across the world on Children’s Day 2018, Ikeja Electric, Nigeria’s largest electricity distribution company, has reaffirmed its commitment to support government’s efforts in promoting quality primary education and contributing to the growth of the sector through its Personal-Corporate Social Responsibility (PCSR) initiatives.
While commemorating this year’s Children’s Day at G.R.A Nursery and Primary School, Ojota, Lagos, the company had an interactive session with the pupils by donating educational items and also educating them on how to use electricity safely. (more…)
Hundreds of waterside dwellers in Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Lagos Mainland, and variuos other communities have benefited from a campaign against malaria organised by Ikeja Electric Plc in commemoration of the 2018 World Malaria Day.
The residents also received free treated mosquito nets provided by the company, whose representatives admonished them on the need to keep their environment clean at all times. (more…)
Lagos, Nigeria: February 7, 2018: Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), Nigeria’s largest electricity distribution company, has taken its safety enlightenment campaign a notch higher with the unveiling of its proprietary board game tagged Power Play©.
The game, which is novel in the electricity industry is designed as an education and entertainment tool, which provides information relating to hazards and common violations as well as other operational aspects of the the use of electricity, to customers in IE network, in a family-friendly format. (more…)
Lagos, Nigeria: February 2, 2018: In demonstration of its commitment towards youth development in Nigeria, leading Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), recently organized a youth empowerment programme to train 40 participants across its network.
The two-week vocational training was held at the Community Vocational Centre in Oshodi, Lagos and it provided a platform for the participants to hone their culinary and entrepreneurial skills, with a view to setting up small scale business.
In his statement, the company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Felix Ofulue, explained that the initiative is in line with the company’s Personal Corporate Social Responsibilities (PCSR) and it was designed to empower youth with entrepreneurial skills which will help reduce the level of unemployment across the country.
“At Ikeja Electric, we are deeply passionate about providing opportunities for Nigerian youths to hone their entrepreneurial skills through various platforms because we believe that there are millions of youth out there who need the right opportunities and support to develop. That is why we will continually strive to create the avenues for youth empowerment, “he said.
Ofulue described the project as one of the ways which Ikeja Electric continues to enrich lives of youth across its network in a bid to help them achieve their dreams and aspirations
In his words, “this initiative underscores our determination to enrich lives and contribute to humanity. We will continue to create robust platforms and opportunities to facilitate the dreams of our youth who have ambition to succeed as entrepreneurs among other things.
He further urged the participants to embrace the training as it will expose them to positive ideas that can transform their lives to become an ideal for other youths in the society to emulate.