Skipper reaches out to local Nigerian communities with Healthcare initiative

As a global leader, Skipper drives​ positive change for all our stakeholders. By making different aspects of our business sustainable, we re-affirm our commitment to conduct our business consciously and responsibly.
Under our ​Corporate ​Social Responsibility program this year, Skipper reached out to the village communities in Nigeria to provide basic healthcare facilities at the​ir​ doorstep and provided free medicines and medicated ​mosquito nets. Under this programme, Skipper conducted two health camps at  Zaria (Kaduna State) and Tiga (Kano State).​
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The first health camp for the people of Zaria in Kaduna State​ was held​ on 2​nd September​ 2015 at the Government Hospital Zaria. A team of ​two​ government​ doctors and four​ nurses conducted th​is camp and gave expert consultation, medicine and handed over medicated​ mosquito nets to more than 300 ​beneficiaries. The camp was visited by the representative of the Emir of Zaria. In addition, local religious leaders and government officials also visited the camp.

The second health camp was conducted in​ Tiga Village​ (​Kano)​on 5th​ September 2015, at the Government Hospital Tiga​. As in Zaria, a team of four​ government doctors and ​eight nurses conducted the Camp. The no​. of beneficiaries in the Tiga Health Camp was more than 700. ​The Dignitaries visiting the Camp included, His Excellency ​Governor of Kano State, Secretary to State Government, ​Health Commissioner, DG – Media & Communication, Director – Medical Services and ​many senior government official and religious leaders. We are proud to have been recognized by the Kano State Governor as the first ​company to have thought for the local communities of Kano and ​taken up​ community development initiatives in the state.

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We heartily thank the local chapters of Rotary international in Kaduna and Kano for supporting us with event planning and Skipper volunteers who made the event successful.
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Skipper strengthens the voice of Brand India in Nigeria

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As a participant at the recently held India Show, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Lagos, Nigeria on 25-27 August 2015, Skipper showcased its latest product range as well as its latest projects in various Nigerian states. Skipper was honored to have many dignitaries visit its stand and discuss infrastructure projects in Power, Education, Healthcare and Agriculture, including the Governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency, Engr Dave Umahi, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Her Excellency, Dr (Mrs) Idiat Oluranti Adebul, and, Deputy Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Engr. Benson Abounu.

Group President, Mr. Jitender Sachdeva, with Deputy Governor of Benue State, His Excellency , Engr. Benson Abounu
Group President, Mr. Jitender Sachdeva, with Deputy Governor of Benue State, His Excellency , Engr. Benson Abounu
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Skipper team with the EEPC award

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon. Minister of State for commerce & Industry, presented the ​Quality Excellence National ​award to Mr. Jitender Sachdeva, Group President and Mr. Rakesh Sardana ​(Director). Speaking on the occasion, the Group President stressed on Skipper’s exponential growth over the years and maintaining a stringent focus on product quality and engineering excellence.