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The largest Power Generating station in Nigeria, Egbin Power Plc, has rewarded several employees with cash prizes and gifts worth millions of Naira for stellar performances and contributions leading to increased productivity and further growth of the business.

The 2023 Best Performance Dinner was recently held by GenCo to recognize and encourage employees and teams w ho have shown a high degree of devotion and great performance in their work throughout the previous year and the first quarter of 2023. Employees were rewarded in a variety of categories, including outstanding performance, innovation, QHSE, teamwork, and leadership. Benson Akindileni of the Maintenance Planning Department was named the Best Performing Staff and received a GS4 compact SUV. He was closely followed by Abdullahi Shuaibu of the Mechanical Department, who received N5 million in second place, and Omatseye Dasilva of the Procurement Department, who received N3 million in third place.

Endurance Otaru was named the Best Performing Female Staff and received N5 million, while the Instrumentation & Control (I&C) team was named the Best Performing Team and received N20 million for their efforts. Other category winners received awards ranging from N500,000 to N1m in acknowledgment of their contributions.

Speaking at the occasion, one of Egbin Power Plc’s Directors, Kola Adesina OFR, stated that the outstanding performance of the staff provided the required push for the company’s growth.

“We are proud of our employees, and it is our tradition to reward outstanding performance. Their hard work and dedication have helped our company achieve success and this is a show of our appreciation for their efforts. The employees being celebrated here have put together impressive performance and they have been able to deliver at optimal level within the organization, that is why we are celebrating them as a model to challenge and motivate others.”

He expressed optimism that Egbin Power Plc’s operations will improve because the initiative will further inspire the workforce as management continues to invest in human capital development to create a pipeline for the type of leadership required for the industry’s future growth and development.

Adesina promised that the organization would continue to use this platform to foster human capital development, sustainability, and encourage exceptional performance among employees.

Speaking during the event, Mokhtar Bounour, Chief Executive Officer of Egbin Power Plc, stated that the event is part of the company’s legacy of empowering and supporting people in driving high performance and recognizing their success, which delivers results for the business.

“The rewards are part of Egbin’s ongoing commitment to creating a positive and supportive work environment that recognizes and rewards employee contributions. By recognizing their performance for the outstanding results achieved, we further inspire them to greater heights and encourage them to keep working safely as well,” he said.

He explained that Egbin Power, which is part of Sahara Power Group, constantly strategizes to drive innovation, promote human capital development and sustainability in order to improve operation and deliver positive results for the power sector.

“This occasion is about empowering and celebrating our people, and the results achieved while also developing human capital and driving sustainable business. We expect that these rewards will further boost the motivation of our employees and improve their morale greatly.

“Recognizing and rewarding employees is essential to maintaining a strong motivated workforce. We want our employees to know that their efforts are valued and appreciated and that we are committed to supporting their growth and development within the organization,” he explained.

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