11th July, 2016 was remarkable day for Skipper when His Excellency Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufaithe Executive Governor of Kaduna State Nigeria along with his vibrant team visited the state of art EHV Transformer Manufacturing Plant and other manufacturing facilities of Skipper situated at Bhiwadi Rajasthan India.
On this occasion, His Excellency the Executive Governor Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai acknowledged the efforts of Skipper in power sector by saying that “I am impressed with Skipper’s manufacturing facilities. Skipper has a clear and aggressive vision. I wish Skipper all the best and look forward to a stronger, enduring and beneficial partnership with Kaduna State Government and Nigeria.
Over the years Skipper established a strong presence in power sector in India and Nigeria as well.
Visit to Skipper’s manufacturing facilities was followed by meetings of His Excellency the Executive Governor with Companies who have partnered with Skipper in Nigeria. His Excellency was apprised:
• Opening of Skipper Eye-Q,first Eye care Hospital in Nigeria. Skipper Eye-Q committed to provide best quality eye care services at affordable cost across Nigeria. Eye-Q India has 44 Superspeciality Eye Hospitals & Clinics across India.
• To extend the service arm of Skipper, GTA Power Mech entered Nigeria to give its valued services in Turbine Repair, operation & maintenance of Power Plants across Ecowas region.
His Excellency appreciated Skipper’s initiatives of bringing these companies as investor partners to Nigeria.
After a long but fruitful deliberation during the day, evening was filled with joy followed by Gala Dinner. In the honor of, His Excellency visit, the event was marked by important announcement of 500 free cataract surgeries for Kaduna State citizens. These surgeries will be carried out at Skipper Eye-Q Super Speciality Eye hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos under corporate social responsibility(CSR) initiative of SkipperSeil Group.
The event was manifested with launching of Technical Curriculum books for eight courses and 100 educational videos for Kaduna Skipper Engineering Academy by His Excellency and High Commissioners and Ambassadors of Nigeria, Ghana, Benin & Ivory Coast.
On behalf of Skipper family, we wish to extend our sincere thanks to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria and the distinguished guests for their August presence on this occasion.
Guests of Honor for the event were:
H.E. Sola Enikanolaiye, Acting High Commissioner, High Commission of Nigeria
H.E. Samuel Panyin Yalley , High Commissioner, High Commission of Ghana
H.E. André Sanra, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Benin
H.E. Ali Illiassou, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Niger
H.E. Idriss Raoua Ouedraogo, Ambassador, Embassy of Burkina Faso
H.E. Sainy Tiemele, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire
H.E. Alexandre Cécé Loua, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Guinea
H.E. Alem Tsehaye Woldemariam, Ambassador, Embassy of the State of Eritrea
Mr Shakiru Olajimi Lawal, Economic advisor to H.E. Governor, Kaduna State
Dr. Ajay Sharma, Chairman- Eye-Q Super Specialty Hospital, India
Mr. Kishore Babu, Chairman & Managing Director, Power Mech Projects Ltd.
Mr. SKV Ramacharyulu, General Manager(I.O.) (Representing CMD, BHEL)
Directors of SkipperSeil group and other stake holders.