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Okonjo-Iweala, Nnaji honoured at regional power awards

19 November 2014, 09:03Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Nigeria has emerged the biggest winner at the West African Power Industry Awards.

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, has been awarded the Outstanding Woman in Power at the sold-out gala dinner ceremony during the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC) at the Eko Hotel in Lagos.  

Former Power Minister, Bart Okechukwu Nnaji, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award while Ughelli Power won for the Power Transaction of the Year.

“Congratulations to all the winners!” says WAPIC programme director Irene Ochem.

“The judges had a difficult time choosing between all the worthy finalists. It is wonderful to see such inspiring developments that are happening in this region and that Nigeria is taking such a pioneering role."

Also Read: Nominees announced for West Africa power awards

Okonjo-Iweala is a globally renowned economist best known for her two terms as Finance Minister of Nigeria, her current position, and for her work at the World Bank, including several years as one of its Managing Directors.

As the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, she is leading a dynamic economy with an established energy sector and a growing industry.

She has improved Nigeria’s economic growth by making the energy sector more transparent. She has also been the force behind the privatisation process and has called for strategic focus on development, particularly in energy.

Nnaji has forged a distinguished career in his contribution towards the socio-economic development of the South-East geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Professor Nnaji is the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Geometric Power Limited, an indigenous private power development company.

Transcorp Ughelli Power was awarded for its partnership with General Electric with whom it signed an agreement to expand the capacity of the Ughelli power plant by 1 000MW over the next three to five years.

- CAJ News

- CAJ News


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