The Nigeria Power Sector Awards has announced nominees for 2022 edition of the award with former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Central Bank of Nigeria ( CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele, and former Minister of Power Barth Nnaji bagging some of the awards.
This is even as the organisers of the award have concluded plans to present individual awards, targeted at recognisng and celebrating a few other individuals for their immense contributions and achievements, including a Posthumous Award to the late Engr. Joseph Oyeyani Makoju, former chief executive officer, of the defunct National Electric Power Authority, NEPA, and Special Adviser on Power to three presidents; Leadership and Excellence Award in the Power Sector to Engr. Ahmad Zakari, the Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, and Trailblazer Award in the Power Sector will be presented to the Minister of Power, Mr. Abubakar Aliyu and Mr., Kola Adesina, Executive Director, Sahara Energy Group.
However, the nominees for Thermal Power Generation Company of the Year, include, NAOC Okpai IPP, Azura Power West Africa, and Transcorp Power (Ughelli Power Station) while the Hydroelectric Power Generation Company of the Year, has North South Power Company Limited (Kainji), Mainstream Energy Limited (Jebba), North-South Power Limited (Shiroro) and MABON Dadin-Kowa Hydro Dam as nominees.
The Electricity Distribution Company of the Year category, has Ikeja Electric, Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, and Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, as nominees; while the Most Gender Diverse Utility Company category, has Kaduna Electric, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, and Ikeja Electric as nominees.