Lagos, Nigeria; December 3, 2018: Nigeria’s leading Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), has won this year’s edition of SERAS Innovation Prize at the SERAS Awards held last Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
The DisCo bagged the prestigious award, which was keenly contested by Union Bank Plc, ISON BPO, Access Bank and Data Jaja, in a category that focused on innovative and sustainable ideas with positive environmental impact on society. (more…)
Nigeria’s leading Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), in collaboration with one of its business partners, XT Monitor Ltd, has organized a four-day medical outreach for the benefit of communities within its network.
The outreach, which focuses on the prevention and management of non- communicable diseases with special attention to diabetes and hypertension amongst others, is facilitated by a United States Medical Mission (USMM) comprising five medical specialists and is providing free treatment to over numerous beneficiaries.
According to the Head of Corporate Communications for Ikeja Electric, Felix Ofulue, the exercise was in line with objectives of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility program which entailed giving back to communities in which it operates, as the outreach will be held across in different locations within its network coverage.
He noted that this initiative, which is happening for the second time in two years, demonstrates IE’s commitment to the wellbeing of customers within its network.
“Firstly, as a responsible business, we are concerned about the wellbeing of our customers. Again, this initiative is also geared towards supporting the efforts of government in providing accessible healthcare to some of the underserved communities within Ikeja Electric’s network. We have a long history of providing medicare and other beneficial projects that is aimed at improving the wellbeing of residents within our network and the outreach will be held across the six business Units of the Company”, he said.
He continued: “You will recall that in the recent past, we have deployed quite a number of healthcare interventions in communities under our network, so another part of the concept is also to stimulate interest and stir other notable institutions to embrace the responsibility of assisting in providing affordable healthcare to the under-served. We are hoping that the residents of these communities will make good use of the opportunity.”
In his own remark, the Managing Director of XT Monitor, Kayode Adeoti, said “the medical outreach aligns with our strategy of engagement with the communities and also provides a platform to demonstrate that we and our principal, Ikeja Electric care for the wellbeing of the customers in the communities where we work. It is our hope that the impact will be significant and far reaching for the beneficiaries”.
Over the years, Ikeja Electric has been socially responsible with provision of life-enriching programs which focus on entrepreneurship, empowerment and medical outreach in its drive to provide value and contribute to human development.
…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…)