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IKEDC takes safety message to higher institutions

*Donates Powerplay board games to hostels

OpeOluwani Akintayo

05 April 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — Ikeja Electric Plc, has taken its safety campaign to tertiary Institutions.

In a move designed to promote the tenets of electrical safety in campus communities across Lagos State, Ikeja Electric recently paid a visit to two frontline Institutions in Lagos; The University of Lagos and the Federal College of Education (Technical), both situated in Akoka, where her proprietary board game, PowerPlay was presented to the leadership of both institutions.

Speaking on behalf of his management team, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, praised Ikeja Electric for demonstrating practically its commitment to safety noting that the message of the board game was crucial in view of the frequent occurrence of electrical accidents in domestic spaces.

Prof Ogundipe lauded the game, further directing the Dean, Student Affairs to encourage hall residents to engage the games judiciously.

In a similar development, the Provost of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Dr. Sijibomi Olusanya in his remarks, commended IE for her innovative approach to safety, noting that it was not only timely but very necessary to avoid needless loss of life and property.

In his remarks, Head Corporate Communications, Felix Ofulue, noted that the risks and hazards of the electricity sector needed to be communicated in a creative way, such that residents could embrace safety as a way of life, learning while enjoying a relaxed atmosphere with friends.

“There are literally thousands of young people spread across our campuses in Lagos and as such, any Safety campaign that does not attempt to reach them has missed a huge portion of would-be advocates. They are not only adventurous, they are also brilliant and as such eager to embrace this message if presented creatively. This is why we have brought our board game to these campuses. In the next few weeks, we will visit other Campuses with our message and our sincere hope is that we will make a difference and save a life,” Ofulue concluded.

The game, conceptualised and manufactured locally, comprises a segmented board, dice, tokens and labeled cards with instructions on how to play

IE recent bagged awards following impressive performances in the area of safety, acquiring the much coveted OHSAS 18001 and the ISO 9001Certifications- a first of its kind in the industry.

Power Play is a registered trademark of Ikeja Electric.

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