AfriSafe Award: Dufil, Airtel, OVH Energy, others get nomination
Organisers of the annual AfriSafe Awards say they have released the list of all nominees for this year’s award slated for November 8, 2020.
Top on the list of shortlisted organisations are OVH Energy; Ikeja Electric Plc; Tiffany Amber; Slum to School; 7up Bottling Company; Airtel Nigeria, and De United Foods Industries Limited (Dufil). Others are Golden Swan, Equatorial Guinea; The Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu, Kenya; Vedanta International, South Africa; and Anthil Productions.
In an official statement, Sunny Olukoya, chairman of AfriSAFE Board of Governors, said nominees were chosen for being proactive when COVID-19 pandemic was ravaging the world.
Also speaking, Femi Da-Silva, chief coordinator of AfriSAFE, said the brands displayed high standard of leadership and implemented strategies that helped reduce the negative impact of the virus in the society. He noted that AfriSafe received over 1, 200 entries from safety professionals across four African regions.
“AfriSafe will also give cash prize in US dollars to any young person with the best innovation in mitigating the effect of the pandemic and access to free professional HSE courses as knowledge investment to support the innovation,” he said.
Among those nominated for the young categories include Mater Ecclesiae College Students; Isaac Success (Dream from the Slum initiatives); Akingbola Adewunmi, (Health Drive Nigeria); Tolani Odukoya, (The Mindset Africa); Akhere Akran (Agatha Obiageli Aghedo Memorial Foundation); Ugochi Obidiegwu (The Safety Chic), and Marvelous Miracle (MHM Organization), among others.
The award is powered by HSENations and sponsored by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Combined Training Solutions, Hybrid Group, Eximia Realty, Surveillance Fire Ltd and Safety Consultants and Solutions Provider Ltd, among others.