For the second year running, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), Nigeria’s largest electricity distribution company has collaborated with one of its business partners, XT Monitor Ltd, to organise a four-day medical outreach for communities within its network. The activity began on Monday at its Oshodi Business Unit.
The outreach facilitated by a United States medical mission, comprising five medical specialists based in the U.S. is providing free medical treatment to about 1,500 persons. The scope of the medical mission is the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases with special attention to diabetes and hypertension.
The Managing Director of XT Monitor, Kayode Adeoti, said: “This medical mission aligns with our strategy of engagement and advocacy and it provides a platform to demonstrate that we and our principal, Ikeja Electric care for the good of the consumers and communities where we work.
Labour Warns Buhari Govt Over Power Sector – DailyPost
Organised labour has called on the FG to declare a national emergency in the power sector to enhance production of goods and services in the country. The labour leaders made the call at the 40th anniversary and the 30th Education Conference of the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) in Lagos.
The General Secretary of NUTGTWN, Mr Issa Aremu, urged the federal government to come up with workable policies to ensure adequate supply of electricity in the country. According to him, poor electricity supply has contributed to the destruction of industries in Nigeria, which in turns, encourages smuggling. He called on the government to reduce the price of gas to lessen the cost generating electricity they use and encourage closed ones to reopen to enable them to compete with foreign companies.