July 13, 2024

Ikeja Electric, Sahara Foundation inaugurates commission solar power project at Lagos Police Command

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Ilenre Irele

In furtherance of its corporate social responsibility, CSR, initiative, Ikeja Electric, Nigeria’s a major electricity company, has handed over a solar floodlight power project to Lagos State Police Command.

The solar floodlight power project, executed by Sahara Foundation, the corporate social sustainability vehicle for the Sahara Group, is in synergy with Ikeja Electric’s commitment to make positive impact on the environment it operates in through sustainable interventions that help to make a positive difference in the society.

The project will have positive impact and is billed to provide clean and reliable energy to the environs of the Lagos State Police Headquarters by reducing carbon emissions and providing a sustainable solution to the community’s energy needs.

Speaking at the handing-over ceremony, the CEO of Ikeja Electric, Mrs. Nneka Nwosu, who stood in for Mrs. Folake Soetan, the Business Manager of Ikeja Business Unit, said: “We are proud to hand over this solar floodlight power project to the Lagos State Police Command. This initiative is a testament to our commitment to giving back to the community and promoting sustainable development. We believe security plays a vital role in creating a better future for us all, and we are honoured to be a part of the growth and development of this auspicious location.”

She also expressed her appreciation to all the partners in progress, both the internal and external stakeholders who have contributed immensely to the success of the project.

In her remarks at the commissioning event, Ejiro Gray, Director for Sustainability and Governance, Sahara Group, who was represented by the Head of Programmes, Sahara Foundation, Chidilim Menakaya, said: “The installation, which is one of the numerous projects we have handled in the past year across police stations in Nigeria, is a symbol of our dedication to supporting improved security. With this, we are hoping that our contribution to the security of the people in the Ikeja community is assured, and it will serve as a representation of our collective commitment to promoting peace and security in the communities we serve.’’

She also thanked all stakeholders as well as the community leaders present while assuring them of continuous collaboration to ensure the mandate of the Sahara Group Foundation is upheld.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Adegoke Fayoade, thanked both Ikeja Electric and the Sahara Group Foundation for their commitment to the issue of security, and the numerous selfless projects and services being carried out across the police stations in Lagos and indeed Nigeria as a whole. He also stated that the installation of the solar floodlight was a very commendable effort that would make a significant difference in the illumination of the environs of the Police Command.

He went further to express hope that other organisations would borrow a leaf from the activities of the Sahara Group Foundation, as well as Ikeja Electric, by providing similar support which would ensure that the Police Force never lacks crucial facilities in most of the establishments.

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