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Ikeja Electric Plc identifies safety as key to operation


Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) has said it will not undermine global Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) standards in its Nigerian operations.

This, it noted, informed the launch of its professional Quality Health, Safety and Environment Academy (QHSE) tagged: “i-Empower”, which is targeted at deepening the culture of safety among its employees.

In a statement signed by the company’s Head, Corporate Communications Unit, IE, Felix Ofulue, said the academy would eliminate the risk of fatality arising from electricity accidents in its network.

Ofulue was quoted to have said: “It is an intensive and highly impactful empowerment initiative developed as part of the company’s long term sustainable knowledge and expertise transfer programme designed to empower passionate and dedicated staff.”

He said that some staff members had indicated interest in becoming safety ambassadors for the company.He added: “A total of 50 staff members were matriculated for the pilot phase of the Master Class Programme.”

“They are expected to go through a three-month intensive training programme facilitated by HSE experts from various professional safety institutions in Nigeria,” Ofulue said.

Also, Jamiu Badmos, the Head, QHSE, Ikeja Electric, said that the initiative would promote and enhance effective succession planning, through provision of a pool of well trained, articulate, competent and qualified staff.

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