Skipper was proud to welcome the joint power houses of the Nigerian Power Sector to Skipper Corporate Headquarters in Dubai on 25th June 2014. Mr. James Abiodan Olotu, Managing Director, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (National Integrated Power Projects) and Dr. (Engr.) Abubaker Tambuwal Atiku, Deputy Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria.
Skipper has recently successfully completed a contract for NIPP entailing production and delivery of 9 distribution substations and associated 33kV / 11kV lines across a wide area of coverage in Lagos – Ikeja distribution zone. Mr. Olotu congratulated Skipper for a wonderful business relationship which has culminated in added value for Nigeria’s infrastructure. He added that Skipper has become a blueprint for success in the power and infrastructure industry in Nigeria and an ideal role model for older and newer players in the highly competitive African market. He appreciated Skipper’s efforts to train and develop Nigerian youth in the power industry and contribute to human capacity development in Nigeria.
Dr. (Engr.) Atiku praised Skipper’s product delivery and project execution methodology and expressed confidence in Skipper products with respect to exceptional value for money and durability. He thanked Skipper for being an active participant in the changing landscape of Nigeria and invited Skipper to participate in more transmission projects in Nigeria in the near future.
Skipper is proud to be associated with Lagos State Electricity Board for its much lauded, innovative first edition of the Lagos State Power Kids Program, an energy awareness program initiated by Lagos State Government (LASG) as part of the Power sector development plan to help improve energy efficiency and conservation practice amongst its citizens. With Lagos State having the most aggressive energy development plan in Nigeria, it is imperative that students be taught about energy awareness and conservation practices. The program is heavily supported by His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, the Governor of Lagos State.
As a special award to the winning Power King and in order to motivate Lagos school children to adopt and promote the cause of Energy Conservation, Skipper organized an all-expenses paid trip to Delhi, India and Dubai, UAE for the Power King, his teacher and an LSEB staff member.
The program covers the following course topics: electricity, calculating energy consumption, energy efficiency, energy conservation, electrical hazards & safety, renewable energy and water conservation. To know more about the program, visit www.lagospowerkids.gov.ng