The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Dr Jamil Isayaku Gwamna, yesterday in Kano, lamented the inability of its employees to meet the N3.5 billion revenue target for 2018, in order to remain afloat for efficient and effective service delivery to its numerous consumers.
Gwamna, who gave the charge, while addressing workers during the company’s second Empower Conference, held in Minjibir Golf Resort, regretted that the company is yet to ascend to the expected targeted level.
While hailing the workers, from Kano, Jigawa and Katsina for generating N2.1 billion revenue for the outgoing 2017 year under review, he further tasked them to intensify their efforts toward satisfying their numerous customers, so as to generate more revenue to catapult the company to another level of progress and prosperity.
Gwamna however, expressed confidence and hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel, just as he disclosed that the company has instituted an award night to reward outstanding employees, who have hit their target.
According to him, any worker, who surpasses his target, will apart from his salary be paid some extra cash, so as to encourage he/she to worker harder to generate more revenue for the company.
To this end, he urged all the workers to continue to work on that path of progress and growth, pointing out that the story is not gloomy but rather a story of growth and improvement.
In order to sustain its level of growth and progress, Gwamna, also charged the entire workforce to remain dedicated and committed in the discharge of their responsibilities, adding that the sky would be the limit of the company.
Also, he commended the efforts of the World Bank toward its efforts in supporting the Power Sector to ensure, as well as sustain steady power supply in the country.
”This conference will afford us an opportunity to look at our past performances and the challenges we faced in the past one year and try to come up with some reasonable solutions that will improve our operations and resolve some of the challenges.
Despite the meagre resources at its disposal, KEDCO boss said the management not only introduced but executed some projects, running into billions of naira in order to meet the electricity demand of consumers in its coverage area of Jigawa, Katsina and Kano states.
He recalled that its customers witnessed the commissioning of complete wiring of and installation of a 500kv Distribution Transformer by the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Power, Hon Daniel Asuquo at Farawa layout.
Thereafter, according to him, it was followed by the commissioning of completed Dakatar Small Scales Industrial Injection substation, as well as a state-of-the- art customer care centre by the Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, among others.
ln his remark, a former Nigeria international footballer, Mr Wahid Akanni, in his motivational message harped on the importance of team work to the staff, in order to attain the set objectives of the company for efficient service delivery.