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“We have done very well” – Chief Inno Anoliefo

As part of our CHAT WITH MANAGEMENT segment, Chrome Digest took time out with Chrome Group Admin Manager, Chief Innocent Anoliefo (GAM) to discuss a number of issues pertaining to Chrome’s administration in 2014 and the current year. A number of questions and issues were raised bothering on synergies, collaborations and partnerships, and how Chrome’s new administrative policies will affect the respective subsidiaries, several of our working partners and staff. Also discussed was how these new policies will impact on the administrative workings of Chrome as a whole. Enjoy! Chrome Digest: The duties of your office are quite enormous and demanding. Could you intimate us on what the office entails as far as the Chrome Group is concerned? GAM: First, the office is umbilical and linked to other departments like the Human Resource (HR) and Finance departments. The admin department ...


The Guardian: We Will Not Disappoint Nigerians, By Enugu Disco Investors

The following article by Emeka Anuforo was published in the Saturday, November 9, 2013 edition of The Guardian. To view the original article, please click here.  The bid for the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (Enugu Disco) was one of the most contentious of the lot. Fears of the preferred bidder, Interstate Electric’s ability to manage the facility post privatization raged, coupled with alleged political arm-twisting on its behalf. In this interview, Managing Director, Interstate Electrics, new owners of Enugu Disco, Mr. Robert Dickerman, told EMEKA ANUFORO in Abuja, that the firm would reposition the utility far beyond the expectations of Nigerians WHAT experiences are you bringing to Nigeria? I have been in the energy business my entire career, almost 35 years now. And I have been in the power sector for a long time, and I have managed utilities. I ...


This Day Live: Dickerman: Interstate Electrics Will Deliver Uninterrupted Power to the South-east

The following article was published in ThisDayLive on Wednesday, October 29, 2013. To view the original article, click here. Dickerman: Interstate Electrics Will Deliver Uninterrupted Power to the South-east Fears have been expressed by stakeholders in the power sector over the competence or otherwise of Interstate Electrics’, the new owner of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, to effectively manage the power utility that will be responsible for distributing and marketing electricity in the south-east. Chineme Okafor spoke with the Managing Director of the company, Robert Dickerman, who unfolded the strategies put in place to deliver steady electricity to its customers in the region. Excerpts: Interstate Electrics will soon take over operations at Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) and there are fears that it lacks the capacity to effectively manage the power asset. Can you allay the fears? I can tell you ...


The Nation: Fabrication yard to begin operation in August

The following article was published by The Nation on June 4, 2013. To see the original article, please click here.  Fabrication Yard To Begin Operation In August June 04, 2013 The fabrication yard being constructed at the Snake Island in Lagos by Kaztec Engineering Limited, a leading oil service company and a subsidiary of the Chrome Group owned by business mogul, Sir Emeka Offor, will begin operation in August, it was learnt. The fabrication, which Kaztec is building with its technical partner, Addax Petroleum Limited when operational, will be fabricating jackets, topsides, and other equipment as well as develop a lot of talents in the process. A Director of the company, Mr Tochukwu Odukwe, who spoke to The Nation at the Kaztec’s stand during the offshore technology conference (OTC) in the United States, said the company showcased its capabilities at ...


Sir Emeka Offor: A Profile in Philanthropy

Smiles lit the faces of the young students. It was as if Christmas had managed to come in October. The youths had just received something their counterparts in other countries might take for granted but that was all too dear in Nigeria. These young people dream of a sound education; but, for many of them, the dream is elusive because there are not enough books to go around. For these fortunate students, this hurdle has been surmounted. By the truckload, they received new books, computers and other material that will enrich their education and their lives.  What makes this donation special is that the books and computers were not limited to select students at a few choice schools.  More than a token gift, what took place was literally a benign flood of books that will significantly improve the quality of ...


From Reuters: Nigeria names preferred bids for state power firms

The following report, written by Joe Brock and Camillus Eboh, was published on October 16, 2012: ABUJA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Nigeria announced the preferred bidders on Tuesday for 10 state power distribution firms it is selling for 197.25 billion naira ($1.25 billion) as part of a plan to reform the country's moribund electricity sector. Power outages, which amount to several hours per day, are the biggest brake on growth in Africa's second biggest economy and a frequent complaint of Nigeria's 160 million people. In 2010, President Goodluck Jonathan announced plans to break up the state power company and sell it off as 11 distribution and six generation companies. He has promised a tenfold increase in electricity by 2020. Previous state sell-offs in Nigeria were blighted by political infighting and corruption, which have caused years of delays. Regulators said this process ...


Daily Sun Features Sir Emeka Offor Foundation

The article, "Emeka Offor boosts reading culture...Distributes books to 200 schools, libraries," in the Daily Sun, reporting on the good works of the Emeka Offor Foundation. The story describes the distribution of more than one million volumes of books to various universities, polytechnics, secondary schools, primary schools and states as well as community libraries in the country. On the whole, 30 universities, 80 secondary schools, 80 primary schools and 15 libraries in the country benefited in the first phase of the books distribution which took place at Oraifite Civic Centre, Oraifite in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State. Chairman of the event was the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim. Among the dignitaries were the governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, ...