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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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Skipper strengthens the voice of Brand India in Nigeria

Over the last 16 years, Skipper has emerged as a powerhouse in the energy and infrastructure sectors in Nigeria and West Africa at large. As one of the earliest investors in Nigeria’s Power Sector, Skipper has shown continued resilience and commitment to helping Nigeria close the critical infrastructure gap and achieve its developmental goals faster.

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
Mr. Jitender Sachdeva, speaking the seminar entitled “Nigeria and India: Leveraging on the Economies”, highlighted the increasing importance of the India-Nigeria trade relationship in bringing manufacturing excellence to Nigeria in the wake of declining oil prices globally. He also listed lack of maintenance and servicing as the bane of Nigeria’s power sector with a great number of power facilities lying idle. He noted that Skipper recognized this issue in Nigeria as an early-mover several years ago, when it established West Africa’s largest transformer repair and service facility in Ikorodu in Lagos, Nigeria. The state-of-the-art factory today services power equipment for Nigerian utilities as well as others from all over the African continent. He mentioned that the best solution for curbing immediate power crises in Nigeria involves bringing back such power equipment into smooth operations and Skipper is in a great position to help the country achieve the same.

Katsina State Governor commends Skipper

Governor-Elect of Katsina State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, visited the corporate headquarters of SkipperSeil Group on 7th May, 2015 along with his esteemed delegation.

Hon. Governor expressed that he was impressed with the achievements of SkipperSeil Group worldwide and especially in Nigeria. He stressed the need and importance of infrastructural development in Nigeria in the areas of Power Generation and Transmission and Agriculture and said that he looked forward to working with the Company in Katsina State in these sectors.

Lagos State Govt. Felicitates Skipper for Supporting Education Initiative

SkipperSeil Group added another feather to its hat this year with the Lagos State Governor, His Excellency Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), felicitating the firm for being a strong contributor and supporter to Lagos State’s education initiatives. The Governor presented the award to Mrs. Poonam Sachdeva, Group Director Corporate, during the 7th Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Award and Breakfast Meeting of the State’s “Support Our Schools” Project held at the City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos on March 12, 2015. The “Support Our School” initiative is essentially aimed at assisting the State education system through the active participation of the individuals, civil societies and corporate bodies.
His Excellency commended Skipper for contributing towards this initiative to help improve the standard of education in the State and encouraged Skipper to do more in the same direction. The Hon. Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, expressed joy that the partnership with the firm has grown to become an enduring one.
Guests at the event with HE Governor of Lagos State
Guests at the event with HE Governor of Lagos State

Among those who graced the occasion were Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Otunba Fatai Olukoga, Special Adviser on Eko Project, Ms. Ronke Azeez and Consular General of United States in Lagos.

We congratulate Team Skipper, under the leadership of our Group Director Corporate, for attaining new heights and continuing to play a key role in the Nigerian education ecosystem.

Skipper’s landmark CSR : LSEA, a milestone in skills development initiative

The Lagos-Skipper Engineering Academy (LSEA) was commissioned by His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, Governor of Lagos State on Wednesday 26th November, 2014.

It is the outcome of a collaborative effort between SkipperSeil Group, World-Bank funded Lagos EKO Project, Lagos State Electricity Board and LASTVEB for the development of a well-equipped facility that will produce highly skilled frontline technicians in the area of power and electrical engineering.

Skipper's Group President addressing the distinguished audience and the press, as HE The Lagos State Governor looks on
Skipper’s Group President addressing the distinguished audience and the press, as HE The Governor of Lagos State looks on

With a vision of “Delivering Excellence Through Theory and Practice”, LSEA is Skipper’s flagship CSR initiative in the education and skill development area. This Academy, situated within the premises of the Government Technical College, Ikotun will complement the current three-year technical education being carried out across the state technical colleges by focusing on both practical and theoretical training relevant to current industrial and domestic needs. The Government Technical College, Ikotun has over 900 students with about 200 of them taking the electrical trade course. The Academy is fully equipped with the latest equipment training aids and draws on comprehensive curriculum drawn from best practices in technical education.

A Look into the LSEA Labs
A Look into the LSEA Labs
LSEA Workshop Area
The workshop area

As one of the landmark initiatives by Skipper for Nigeria, we look forward to partnering with the Industry and the Government.

Skipper Participates as Lead Exhibitor at Power Nigeria 2014

Skipper participated in Africa’s leading Exhibition for the Power Industry, Power Nigeria 2014, held at the Eko Hotel, Lagos from October 28-30 October, 2014.

Skipper is a household name in Nigeria and as the lead exhibitor of the show, the Company showcased its capabilities in Energy Management solutions, Package Substation and energy efficient transformers. The products displayed were state-of-the-art and upgraded through our continuous research and development exercises, with the objective of making them more dependable, energy efficient and environment friendly.

Hon. Minister of Power of Nigeria, Prof. Chinedu Osita Nebo visits Skipper's Stall at Power Nigeria, seen here with Mr. Jitender Sachdeva, Skipper's Group President
Hon. Minister of Power of Nigeria, Prof. Chinedu Osita Nebo visits Skipper’s Stall at Power Nigeria, seen here with Mr. Jitender Sachdeva, Skipper’s Group President

Skipper’s extensive stall was visited by a large number of visitors and they were enthused to see Skipper’s new products display. In a parallel session, Mr. Ketan Sehgal – VP Marketing, GTA Engineering Ltd., Nigeria, presented a technical seminar on “Efficiency Improvement Options for the Nigerian Distribution System” on October 28.

Power Nigeria provided a healthy and professional platform for Skipper to interact with its end users and decision makers and to offer them differentiated solutions to improve their operational efficiencies.

 

Skipper hosts CII’s Interactive Session with T&C Minister of Nigeria

Skipper sponsored an interactive meeting with Hon. Dr Olusegun Aganga, Minister for Industry, Trade & Investment, Federal Republic of Nigeria, organized by The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The event took place on 11th September 2014 in New Delhi and saw participation from leading business houses and investors with deep interest in Nigeria’s attractive business environment.

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Hon. Minister, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, addressing the audience

The Skipper delegation consisted of senior management from Indian and Nigerian subsidiaries. Ms. Poonam Sachdeva, Group Director Corporate, addressed the gathering and shared her valuable experience and insights as an Indian Investor in Nigeria and about Skipper’s growth as a formidable player in the Nigerian Power Sector.  The event was well covered the Indian and African media.

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Ms. Poonam Sachdeva, sharing her experiences and insights as an investor
The meeting saw attendance by representatives from leading business houses

Skipper Announces Successful Commissioning of World-Bank funded Mararaba Substation, Nigeria

Skipper proudly announces the successful commissioning of 1 X15 MVA substation of LOT 4 Project Management Unit (PMU) in Mararaba, Nigeria. This World-Bank funded project for Transmission Commission of Nigeria (TCN) will enhance the power requirements of Mararaba town and nearby areas and ensure increased power availability and fewer power cuts for residents.

Skipper Team Commissioning Panel Boards for the project
Skipper Team Commissioning Panel Boards for the project

Project Details are as follows:

Total No. of Feeders : 4

HT – 12.7 km

LT – 57.5 km

500kVA Transformer – 42 nos.

Project Value: On- Shore: 193.199 NMN, Off -Shore: 3.273 MUSD

1 X15 MVA Skipper Power Transformer On-site
1 X15 MVA Skipper Power Transformer On-site

We congratulate Mr. R. Sanjeev Kumar (Project Head), Mr. Hardip (Testing & Commissioning Expert), Mr. Mani Kankan Prabhu (Project Engineer) and other members of the LOT 4 team to complete this landmark project in 9 months. We also take the opportunity to congratulate Mr. B. Srinivas, COO – Skipper Nigeria and Mr. Praveen Gupta, Head – Commercial who mentored the project team team as well as the SCM, Accounts and Admin teams in Nigeria who made the timely delivery of this project possible.

Mr. R. Sanjeev Kumar (Project Head), Mr. Hardip (Testing & Commissioning Expert), Mr. Mani Kankan Prabhu (Project Engineer) and other members of the LOT 4 team
Mr. R. Sanjeev Kumar (Project Head), Mr. Hardip (Testing & Commissioning Expert), Mr. Mani Kankan Prabhu (Project Engineer) and other members of the LOT 4 team