Nigeria’s women have bagged two awards at the just-concluded 2020 Africa Women in Energy conference and awards in Kenya.
The conference tagged African queen of energy awards had as theme: The Pan African Dream – African energy resilience and recovery.
It attracted delegates from within and outside the continent, especially women involved in the energy, oil and gas, power and renewable sectors.
The contingent under the auspices of Women in Energy, Oil and Gas (WEOG) Nigeria won the Pan- African Women in Energy Group of the year Award and The Pan- African Community Leader (individual) award.
Some of the delegates from Nigeria include chairperson of the group, Engr. (Mrs.) Olu Maduka; the group’s global matron, Mrs. Susan Morrice; the National President Dr. Oladunni Owo; Board executive, Chief (Mrs.) Anita Okuribido; Engr. (Mrs.) Funmi Kadri; Mrs. Dolapo Okulaja – Kotun and Mrs. Dorcas James.
Okuribido, popularly called Mama Renewable, won the community leadership award.
She was recognised for her assiduous, dogged and emphatic drive to close the energy poverty gap in Nigeria through renewable energy and green solutions for all and sundry with extensive focus on the grass root and rural communities.
Okuribido, who singlehandedly built and commissioned the 1st African Women’s Green Energy Institute in Lagos, expressed surprise with the award, which she dedicated to all African women and global womanhood.
Dr. Dunni Owo fondly called “The Refinery Lady” having authored an award winning master piece title : Blackgold Refinery Business Made Easy, led the delegation of over 20 Energy Women who represented Nigeria at the phenomenal event remarked during a Thanksgiving session held at the organization”s Secretariat in Lagos, that the award came as a big surprise and declared the dedication of the award to God, then to all members and participants of the Women in Energy , Oil and Gas ( WEOG) Nigeria forum, to all African girl child in STEM, to all African young professional women in the energy value chain, to all African women in the Energy Industry and to all African Women in the oil and gas Host communities