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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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Foundation Laying Ceremony of 10MW Tiga Hydro Electricity Power Station in Nigeria

The foundation laying ceremony of the 10 MW Tiga hydro electricity Power station project was conducted on 30th May, 2014 and performed by the former Head of State Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd). The event was presided over by Kano State Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso and the welcome address was given by Secretary to the State Government and Head of Civil Services of Kano, Hon. Engr. Dr. Rabi’u Sulaiman Bichi.

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The ceremony was well attended by other dignitaries including Commissioners, Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport, Hon. Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, district heads, permanent secretaries, and project implementation committee members.

HE The Chief Guest being escorted to the Foundation Site

HE The Governor commended the on-schedule work being done by Skipper and mentioned that the Tiga project will be completed in January 2015 and the second Independent Power Project at Challawa Gorge dam, generating 25MW power, will be completed in March, 2015. Both the projects, with a total capacity of 35MW, are being executed by Skipper t&d are the biggest in Northern Nigeria and one of the most capital intensive projects in recent times. On completion, the projects are estimated to transform the economy of the state.

Guest, Mr Shehu with Mr Pankaj Sachdeva, Joint Group President, Skipper t&d

In his address to the present gathering, Joint Group President, Skipper t & d, Mr. Pankaj Sachdeva explained the salient features of the project. Detailing Skipper’s active focus on safety, quality and environment, he mentioned that in order to ensure that the project meets world-class standards, experts such as Voith, Bangalore Hydro and AF consultants were selected for supply of major items, design and project monitoring. Mr. Sachdeva also spoke about Skipper’s readiness to deliver the Kano projects efficiently and on schedule.