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Schneider Electric Reiterates Commitment To Nigeria’s Power Reform

Posted: Jun 23, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Schneider Electric, global specialist in energy management, has reiterated its commitment to the power reform in the country, saying that it would continue to liaise with key stakeholders to ensure the country’s full power potential is realised.

The Country President, Schneider Electric Nigeria, Mr. Walid Sheta, made the commitment at an event to celebrate the company’s ten years of operations in the country, which it also used to appreciate its long serving staff.

Sheta, who described the staff of the company as the reason behind the success story of the company’s decade long operations in the country, said that the company would forever be indebted to its staff who worked tirelessly, ensuring that the company’s objectives were met and surpassed.

“Today we not only celebrate 10 successful years of operations in Nigeria, we also would like to show immense gratitude to all our staff and publicly extol the hard work of key staff members, whose efforts undoubtedly accounted for the steady growth of the organisation and brought it to where it is today,” he said.

Sheta said that Schneider Electric has remained a willing partner of the country’s power reforms, and will therefore; continue to liaise with key stakeholders to ensure the country’s full power potential is realized for the overall benefit of Nigerians.

“We are part of those improving IT and electrical distribution and energy efficiency around the world, and we will continue being major players in the industry, but we know also that a key factor that has helped us and will continue to help us achieve this,  is our team of dedicated and committed staff. This is why we are celebrating them today. With them, we know that the next 10 years will even be better,” he said.

He noted that the past decade has seen Schneider Electric’s operations in Nigeria, driven towards the actualization of the Federal Government’s effort of national development through the Energy and IT sector.

This, he said, could be seen in some milestone projects like its collaboration with MainOne on the finalization of the first of its kind Tier 3 datacenter in West Africa; the launch of its retail business to gradually develop a network of accredited retailers, stemming the rate of counterfeit products, its participation in the “Light Up Rural Nigeria project” in collaboration with the Federal government, and launch of  APC by Schneider Electric experience center, another first of a kind in Africa.

He said as part of its focus for 2015 and beyond, Schneider Electric has concluded plans to address emerging markets in Nigeria where the middle class is experiencing exponential growth rate.

“With over 170 million inhabitants and 10 cities among the 30 biggest cities in Africa, there is a growing need to address the building and construction gaps. The key word for Schneider Electric is geographical coverage, being available to serve not only big infrastructure projects but also the small and medium scale building sector. We are going to address these diffused markets.