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Ughelli Power, Geometric Power and Clarke Energy are among the leading companies in the power industry that have been nominated for the inaugural West African Power Industry Awards which will be announced during the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC) later this month in Lagos.
There are seven award categories which are Lifetime Achievement Award, Power Transaction of the Year, Outstanding Woman in Power, Best Rural Electrification Project, Best Renewable Energy Project, Power Transaction of the Year, Excellence in Power Transmission or Distribution and Excellence in Power Generation awards.
The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr Sam Amadi and former minister of power, Prof. Bart Nnaji, are the top contenders for the lifetime achievement award.
Similarly, the coordinating minister of the economy and minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, managing director, Geometric Power, Agatha Nnaji and the general manager, Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC), Olubukola Osiberu, are top nominees for the Outstanding Woman in Power award.
According to the WAPIC programme director, Irene Ochem, the award is aimed at telling the success story in the industry and highlighting companies and individuals who have worked tirelessly to pioneer new frontiers and push boundaries towards achieving electricity growth in Nigeria and West Africa.
She said, “The response from the industry has been overwhelming and every category is hotly contested. We have received dozens of entries, and what is so gratifying is that the nominated companies and individuals have all made such important contributions to the power sector in the region.”