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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Nigeria's First Light Up Award


Organisers of Nigeria's First Annual light up awards scheduled to hold on the 24th of November in Lagos released the names of nominees for the various award categories at a press briefing recently.

The award, according to the National co-ordinator of Project Light up Nigeria, Mr Frank Aja Ukpabi is designed to recognise, appreciate and encourage public office holders, corporate entities and private citizens who are contributing to a Nigeria of steady electricity power supply and well lit up streets at  night based on the age-long proven norm that encouragement leads to more achievement.

Nigerians now have the opportunity to rate the performance of public office holders in the area of electricity power supply through this process while they are still in office.

Out of 36 states and 150 corporate firms visited by Project Light Up Nigeria  with requests to make available pictures and details of their electricity power projects,12 states,5 corporate firms and a Local Government area submitted pictures and details ...
of their power projects and at the close of nominations by Nigerians who compared these projects on Project light up Nigeria website, 8 state Governors, 4 corporate firms and an LGA Chairman became nominees.Former president Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan were also nominated as the presidents that Generated the highest number of electricity megawatts between 1979 and 2012. Nigerians are now voting for winners out of these lot.You can also vote by visiting www.projectlightupnigeria.com 


ANNUAL LIGHT UP AWARDS is designed to recognize, appreciate and encourage public office holders, corporate entities and private citizens who are contributing to a Nigeria of steady electricity power supply and well lit up streets at night based on the age long proven norm that ENCOURAGEMENT LEADS TO MORE ACHIEVEMENT.

We believe we all know that steady electricity power supply leads to poverty reduction and well lit up streets at night contributes to crime reduction in a society and these two are highly needed in Nigeria of today. On the other hand, our country being the most populous nation in Africa makes it a prime low-cost source destination and a serious competition for china, only if we have steady electricity power supply hence this initiative to encourage the electricity power efforts of the three tiers of government in a somewhat competitive environment.

In our bid to achieve this and in a transparent manner we set up our website www.projectlightupnigeria.com  to showcase pictures and details of all electricity power projects executed by participants for appraisal by Nigerians. The website has pages for Mr. President, the 36 States Governors,  The FCT Minister and 150 corporate firms.

We therefore visited the Federal Government, the  thirty six (36) States  and one hundred and fifty (150) Corporate Firms with requests for  pictures and details of  all Electrical Power Projects executed by them and for the corporate firms, streets lit up them as part of their corporate social responsibility to enable us upload such on their various pages on our website for Nigerians  to compare and contrast and nominate accordingly.

Eventually, eleven (11) States, a local Government and  5 Corporate firms who have electricity power projects they are proud of submitted  pictures and details of such in response to our request.We also received information on how many megawatts of electricity were generated by all Nigerian Presidents between 1979 and 2012. These information are currently on our website. We went ahead to print a magazine named LIGHT UP Magazine with these details to complement the efforts of our website in guiding Nigerians as they send in their nominations for the various award categories.


STATES THAT SUBMITTED THEIR POWER PROJECTS ARE:

Lagos State
Cross River State
Rivers State
Enugu State
Ebonyi State
Ondo State
Kano State
Oyo State
Osun State
Edo State
Jigawa State


COMPANIES THAT SUBMITTED STREETS LIT UP BY THEM ARE:
Zenith Bank
Promasidor
Emel Group
Dufil Prima
Flourmills Plc.


L.G.A
 OJO Local Government Area Lagos submitted its project

NIGERIA SENT IN THEIR NOMINATIONS AND AT THE CLOSE OF NOMINATIONS THE FOLLOWING NOMINEES EMERGED:

CATEGORY A
Company with the highest number of Streetlight Projects as part of their CSR
Zenith Bank
Flour Mills

Company with the Best Maintained Streetlight Project
Zenith Bank
Dufil Prima (Indomie)
Promasidor

CSR on streetlight Project Company of the year
Zenith Bank
(Dufil Prima)

CATEGORY B
The Governor with the Highest Number of Streetlight Projects 2012
Governor Babatunde Fashola
Governor Rabiu Kwakwanso
Governor Sullivan Chime
Governor  Sule Lamido

The Governor with the Best Rural Electrification Project 2012
Governor Liyel Imoke
Governor Babatunde Fashola
Governor Rotimi Amaechi

Governor of the Most Steady Electricity Power Supply State (Highest Power Generation)
Governor Babatunde Fashola
Governor Rotimi Amaechi
Governor Sule Lamido

Governor with the Best Maintained Streetlight Projects
Governor Babatunde Fashola
Governor Rabiu Kwakwanso
Governor Sullivan Chime
Governor Liyel Imoke
Governor Olusegun Mimiko


Governor with the Best Energy Saving Streetlight Project
Governor Rauf Aregbesola
Governor Babatunde Fashola
Governor Sullivan Chime


Energy Governor Of The Year (Mr. Energy)
Governor Sullivan Chime
Governor Babatunde Fashola
Governor Rotimi Amaechi
Governor Sule Lamido
Governor Liyel Imoke

CATEGORY C
Chairman with the Best and Most Successful Rural Electrification Project
OJO L.G.A-Lagos

Energy Chairman of the Year
OJO L.G.A-Lagos

SPECIAL AWARDS
The president that generated the highest number of electricity megawatts between 1979 and 2012
President Goodluck Jonathan
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo

To vote for winners , Nigerians are urged to view the Nominees’ various power projects on our website and vote accordingly by sending the name of the nominee and category of the award to info@projectlightupnigeria.com or by sms to 07061286603

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