Until we achieve a reliable power supply, we won't give up - Ikeja Electric
Ikeja Electric's (IE) Managing Director, Mrs. Folake Soetan, has stated that the corporation won'tgive up until Nigerians get steady electricity.
At the Nigeria Power Awards, where Ikeja Electric won the "Most Gender Diversity Utility Company and Best Electricity Distribution Company" awards, Soetan made this statement.
Kola Adesina, the board chairman of Ikeja Electric and executive director of Sahara Group, received the Power Sector Lifetime Achievement Award last week in Abuja.
The largest privately owned vertically integrated utility business in Sub-Saharan Africa, Sahara Power Group, which also owns Ikeja Electric, operates the Egbin Power Plant, the continent's largest power producing facility.
In regards to workplace gender diversity, Soetan acknowledged that men have been her main collaborators.
The first female CEO of Ikeja Electric counseled women to distinguish themselves by acting professionally and making the gesture of cooperation with males in order to attain the coveted gender inclusiveness. She continued, "It all comes down to having the proper value, the appropriate attitude, and believing it is doable.
She further stressed that Ikeja Electric is on a transformation journey, while so much has been done, we are not there yet but have been very deliberate to come up with initiatives that will help take us to where we will like to be.”
The awards are in recognition of the giant strides made in bridging the gap in power supply and boosting the economy by rewarding individuals and industries for their remarkable and noticeable achievements made in the sector.
Ikeja Electric is a subsidiary of Sahara Power Firm, the largest privately held vertically integrated utility group in Sub-Saharan Africa, which also manages Ikeja Electric and the Egbin Power Plant, the continent's largest power producing facility.
Soetan acknowledged that men have been her most important collaborators when discussing gender diversity in the workplace.
In order to accomplish the gender inclusion that is so fervently desired, the first female CEO of Ikeja Electric recommended women to distinguish themselves by acting professionally and extending the gesture of partnership with males. The key, she continued, "is having the appropriate value, attitude, and thinking it is doable.
Ikeja Electric is a subsidiary of Sahara Power Group, the largest privately held vertically integrated utility company in Sub-Saharan Africa, which also manages Ikeja Electric and the Egbin Power Plant, the continent's largest power producing facility.
In regards to gender diversity at work, Soetan acknowledged that males have been her most important collaborators.
The first female CEO of Ikeja Electric counseled women to stand out by displaying professionalism and extending the gesture of collaboration with males to attain the coveted gender inclusiveness. It all comes down to having the proper values, a positive outlook, and the conviction that anything is possible, she continued.
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