Nigeria’s leading Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) has built and commissioned a brand-new travelers lodge for police officers in transit, at the Ipaja Police Divisional Headquarters, Alagolo, Lagos state.
The project, which was executed through Sahara Group Foundation, the corporate social sustainability vehicle for the Sahara Group, is in line with IE’s commitment to impacting the environment where she operates through sustainable interventions that helps to make a positive difference in the society.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Folake Soetan, the Chief Executive Officer, Ikeja Electric said “the new traveler’s lodge would help to boost the morale of the Police officers in the station. Therefore, promoting efficiency, as well as an enabling environment for them.”
She also reinforced Ikeja Electric commitment to supporting sustainable development across its host communities and environs through projects like this. Contributing to improved well-being for all.
The Ipaja Police Station travelers’ lodge features a range of facilities and amenities, including a two-room hostel block with lavatory and kitchen fittings, overhead tank for water supply, wardrobes, reading tables, and chairs.
Also speaking at the commissioning event, Ejiro Gray, the Director, Sahara Group Foundation, said “the decision to build this traveler’s lodge was an easy one, as it helps to reflect the Foundation’s commitment to supporting improved security across communities, in ways that enhance the efficiency of the police force thereby promoting sustainable societies”.
Ejiro Gray also thanked the officers of the Ipaja Police Divisional Headquarters, Alagolo, for providing adequate support during the construction of the lodge. Stating that the importance of collaboration cannot be overstated if we are to improve security in our society.
In his remarks, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lagos state, DCP Ewah Bassey, thanked both Ikeja Electric and the Sahara Group Foundation for the traveler’s lodge. He also endorsed the message of collaboration, stating that “achieving effective policing is a collective responsibility.”
DCP Ewah Bassey urged the Ipaja Police Station officers to make effective use of the facility and said it would go a long way to boosting the effort of the police officers in safeguarding lives and properties.
Also speaking at the event, was the Oba of Ipaja, Oba Kolawole Ajani Egundupe. He commended Ikeja Electric and Sahara Group Foundation for this laudable project, stating that it would go a long way to promoting safety in the community. He also thanked the officers of the Ipaja Police Divisional Headquarters for their commitment towards safeguarding lives and properties in the community.
Ikeja Electric and Sahara Group Foundation, through strategic initiatives such as this, remain fully committed to impacting lives and livelihoods across communities.
About Sahara Group Foundation
Sahara Group Foundation is Sahara Group’s vehicle for social sustainability with a focus on promoting access to energy and sustainable environments, ultimately helping to build sustainable societies. The Sahara Group Foundation anchors its volunteering work through its Personal and Corporate Social Responsibility (PCSR) initiatives that give employees platforms to make a difference through various projects.
About Ikeja Electric
Ikeja Electric Plc is Nigeria’s largest power distribution network whose vision is to be the provider of choice wherever energy is consumed. The company is focused on providing the best quality service to customers while adhering to the highest standards of safety at all times.