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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.

Top 3 Highlights from Q1 Board Meeting

SkipperSeil Group successfully conducted its board meeting reviewing the Quarter 1 performance of its global subsidiaries on July 7, 2015 in the regional headquarters in Gurgaon, India. The meeting was attended by esteemed members of the board and key executives.

Following are the top three highlights from the board meeting proceedings:

The Board applauded the performance of Skipper Ghana Limited, which stayed ahead of other Skipper t&d SPVs in revenue performance for Q1.

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161kV Substation & Line, commissioned by Skipper Ghana for GRIDCo Ghana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Vice President – GTA Engineering (Nigeria) Ltd. has been assigned to work exclusively for service orders of GTA. He would work directly with the Group President for service orders. This will enable GTA to better execute the steady pipeline of orders it has been receiving since the beginning of the year.

Mr. P Subramanian, AVP - GTA Engg. (Nigeria) Ltd.
Mr. P Subramanian, AVP – GTA Engg. (Nigeria) Ltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VP Projects-Skipper Nigeria Ltd. has taken direct ownership of the execution of Kano Hydro Project, and would report directly to the Group President. The Tiga project is currently at the final stages of completion and this added responsibility reflects Skipper’s commitment to meeting quality and time commitments made to our clients.

Mr. Gowhar Mailk, VP-Projects, Skipper Nigeria Ltd.
Mr. Gowhar Mailk, VP-Projects, Skipper Nigeria Ltd.

Skipper Nigeria’s CSR day out at Victorine Home for Children Abuja

Skipper Nigeria Limited’s first CSR activity of the year involved Skipperites visiting Victorine Home for Children, an orphanage in Guarimpa, Abuja, Nigeria and spending a fun-day with orphans at the facility. This activity took on Saturday, 14th June 2014 and witnessed heavy participation from local Skipperites as well as Skipperites visiting from U.A.E.

Victorine Home for Children, an NGO based in Guarimpa, Abuja, is an initiative of the Sisters of Jesus the Redeemer. The home, The home provides shelter for children in difficulty, the marginalised and children of inmates who were delivered of their mothers in prisons. The aim of the home is to cater for the children till they are re-united with their families and take care of those children who cannot be re-united. The belief is that these children deserve the best and circumstances of their parenthood should not stop them from having the best in life. The Home also takes care of the children of the mentally challenged who don’t have the capacity of taking care of them.

Skipperites playing with children at the orphanage
Skipperites playing with children at the orphanage

Among many other activities, Skipperites sang and danced with the children, played games with them and donated books, toys and educational aids to the Home’s Learning Center. Food and beverages were also enjoyed by participants and extra supplies were contributed to the Home. As a special token of the event, Skipperites along with the children painted a blank canvas with their ideas and hand prints in many colours, giving all participants a unique sense of accomplishment and pride. The memory of this activity will be preserved by framing the resultant artwork which is proposed to be displayed at one of Skipper’s global offices. A plan has been prepared and sent to Corporate Headquarters for approval for adopting this orphanage on long term basis.

Skipperites paint the canvas with orphans
Skipperites paint the canvas with orphans

Corporate Responsibility is in our brand DNA. At Skipper, we believe that serving the communities in the countries that we work in is not only integral to running our business successfully, but also it is part of our individual responsibilities as citizens of the world. All the CSR activities of SkipperSeil Group are managed and streamlined under Skipper Foundation, constituted primarily to carry out developmental activities in the field of education, health and environment. CSR projects are adopted and incorporated into our annual business plan and hence budget provisions are made accordingly. Our corporate responsibility initiatives center on healthcare, education, skill development, environment and community service, helping to shape policies and practices around our core operations and our community commitment.