Adedeji Ademigbuji of the Nation and Birame Faye, a Senegalese reporter, clinch the first Schneider Electric Award on Electrical Counterfeiting in Africa
| By Maureen Chigbo | Mar. 9, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT |
ADEDEJI Ademigbuji, senior correspondent with the Nation newspaper, has added another cap to his feathers when he clinched the first Media Awards on Electrical Counterfeiting in Africa. Ademigbuji won the award for his story entitled: “Checking the Menace of Fake Electrical Products” along with Birame Faye, reporter at Le Quotidien newspaper in Senegal, for his piece entitled “Electricité – Usage des Produits Contrefaits: De l’Insécurité dans Notre Confort Domestique”.
The award was established by Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management to recognise African journalists who publish or broadcast outstanding investigative reports on issues relating to electrical counterfeiting in Africa. The winners received their awards on Thursday, September 25, during a special ceremony held in Grenoble, France, in the presence of Tracy Garner, global Anti-counterfeiting manager at Schneider Electric.
“Schneider Electric is extremely proud to award the very first Media Awards on Electrical Counterfeiting in Africa. I would like to express my warmest congratulations to these two very talented journalists,” Garner said.
Adedeji Ademigbuji started his journalism career in 2001 as an intern after completing a National Diploma programme from The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. He has won other awards including the Nigerian Media Merit Awards, NMMA, Coca-Cola Prize in the Brands and Marketing category. He worked with several media houses before joining the Nation in 2013.
Faye, who is a graduate of the Institute of Science and Information Technology, CESTI, at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal, joined Le Quotidien newspaper immediately after completing his studies. Birame specialised in Online Journalism at the Berlin International Institute, before being assigned to his newspaper’s political section.
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in utilities and infrastructure, industries and machines manufacturers, non-residential building, data centres and networks and residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the group’s 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of €24 billion in 2012 through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations make the most of their energy.