April 21, 2024

Ikeja Electric commits to clean environment, donates waste bins to schools

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Adebayo Obajemu

As part of its social responsibility commitments to a cleaner Lagos, Ikeja Electric Plc, IE, a top electricity distribution company in Nigeria, has demonstrated this by synerging with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, donating waste bins to 18 selected primary and secondary schools within its area of coverage.

At the handing-over ceremony, the MD/CEO, of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin lavished appreciation on Ikeja Electric for the gesture adding that disposal via the waste bins is a critical component of the waste management cycle. He stated that he was confident that other establishments within the state will adopt this as part of their corporate social responsibility and follow the noble example demonstrated by Ikeja Electric.

The LAWMA helmsman also hinted at further measures by the state government to achieve clean Lagos which include the introduction of smart bins, and partnership with the Ministry of Education to incorporate waste management into the school curriculum. This, he believes, with time, will help groom the children to become sustainability-minded individuals.

In his remark, Ikeja Electric’s spokesman and Head of Corporate Communications, Mr. Kingsley Okotie, MNIPR, noted that the initiative, which was executed with the total support and commitment of the Board and Management of the company in conjunction with the Employee Volunteer Scheme/Give Back Always team of Ikeja Electric as part of its Personal and Corporate Social Responsibility intervention, was developed to promote sustainable waste disposal practices among the younger generation and future leaders.

Furthermore, he opined that a more sustainable waste management approach prioritises practices such as waste classification; reuse, recycling, reduction, use of open dumps, and incineration. Okotie expressed optimism that the initiative will further embed this consciousness in children as they are educated on the proper use of the donated waste bins and the opportunities inherent in the entire waste-to-wealth management cycle.

Some of the beneficiary schools include Ayetoro Primary School, Bariga; Ayobo Primary School, Ayobo; Oke-Ira Junior Grammar School, Oke-Ira; Ajao Estate Primary School, Ajao Estate; Ebenezer Primary School 1, Ojokoro, amongst others spread across the company’s six business units namely; Ikeja, Shomolu, Oshodi, Akowonjo, Abule-Egba and Ikorodu.

With a mission to redefine customer experience and be the provider of choice wherever energy is consumed, Ikeja Electric Plc is committed to powering lives and businesses with innovation and an unwavering drive for excellence. This resolve continues to elicit a passion for exceptional service delivery and new thinking across the IE network.

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