Egbin Power Plc, working in collaboration with the Sahara Foundation, the corporate citizenship vehicle for leading energy and infrastructure conglomerate, Sahara Group, has commissioned the newly revamped Ijede Police station in Ijede community, Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The project is in keeping with Egbin Power’s commitment to enhancing infrastructure development, socio-economic growth, and effective policing to promote safety and security in the company’s host communities.
Speaking at the commissioning, the chief executive officer, Egbin Power Plc, Mokhtar Bounour said, the company, through Sahara Foundation, has further demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by making impact in the lives of people and adding value to communities where the organisation operates.
He said: “this initiative is part of our strategy at Egbin Power Plc to be closer to the communities where we operate. The Police are a vital part of our stakeholders in the society and we appreciate the effort and resources they apply to deliver adequate security to protect lives and property.”
The director, Sustainability and Governance, Sahara Group Ejiro Gray, thanked the Nigerian Police Force for their support and collaboration during the project, noting that, the project reinforces Sahara Foundation’s commitment to improving lives and promoting sustainable societies.
Gray added that, it is expected that the renovation of Ijede Police station will contribute to safeguarding lives and properties in the community and further provide a more conducive environment in which the police officers can carry out their duties to society.
While acknowledging the efforts of the benefactors, the Lagos State Deputy Commissioner of Police (Admin) DCP Ewah Bassey, expressed deep appreciation to Sahara Group and Egbin Power Station for the project.
He further stated that the project will go a long way in boosting the morale of the officers at the station and supporting the police officers’ effort towards promoting peace and security in the community.
Similarly, the Obateru of Egbin Kingdom, HRM, Oba Adeoriyomi Oyebo, one of the host communities, applauded Sahara Power and Egbin for enhancing security in the communities through this intervention.
The commissioning of the Police station, which took place on Thursday, January 26th, 2023, had in attendance other representatives from the Nigerian Police Force, staff of Egbin Power, Sahara Foundation, and stakeholders from Ipakan, Ijede and Egbin in communities including Regent of Ijede, High Chief Musediq Aliu; Baale of Ipakan, Chief Mustapha Lasisi; Vice Chairman, Ijede LCDA, Hon. Motunrayo Alogba among other dignitaries.
The Ijede Police station renovation is one out of several renovation projects that have been completed by the Sahara Foundation across its host communities.
Other beneficiaries include the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Police Station, Trinity Police Command Ibafon, the Pedro and Ajuwon Police Stations, and the FOT divisional police station, Onne; with others planned for implementation over the course of the year.