AfriSAFE honours Soetan, others for safety performance
Seplat Petroleum, Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc, Impala, SafetyCloud and Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) have emerged winners of the biggest prizes in the corporate categories of the Africa Safety Award For Excellence (AfriSAFE) 2021. Chief Executive Officer of IE, Folake Soetan, South African Lindy Scott and Samson Onyeabor finished top in individual award categories.
While Seplat bagged the top prize in the merit award category, Soetan emerged winner in the CEO of the Year category. The latter also won the HSE Team of the Year category.
The announcement was made at the AfriSAFE Gala Night held at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, at the weekend.
Chief Executive Officer of AfriSAFE, Mr. Femi Da-silva, stated that “Seplat and Ikeja Electric won the awards for their unique initiatives that showed that they prioritised the safety of their workforce and protection of their operating environments.”
Among individuals who carted home awards for their outstanding roles in health and safety include Scott, who won the Shining Star Award; Soetan and Muhindo Franklin from Uganda, who took home the Young Innovators Award.
Others are Samson Henshaw Onyeabor (Nigeria), winner of the Professional of the year Award; Dr. Taiwo Afolabi (Nigeria), AfriSAFE Legend Award recipient; Helen Mithole-Cliff (Zambia), Busola Alofe, CEO CIPM (Nigeria) and Dr. Ahmed Ramadan (Egypt) won the Special Commendation Award.
Da-silva stated that he hope the recognition accorded the winners would spur others to pay more attention towards health and safety in their operations.
Other winners in the corporate categories include NLNG for CSR of the Year, West African Ventures Ltd (WAV) for Maritime Company of the Year, and SafetyCloud (NOSA) for Training Provider of the Year.
Others are Impala Rustenburg, South Africa for Mining Company of the Year and Cadbury Mondelez International as Best Health and Safety in Manufacturing.