Kaduna Electric Canteen Wears New Look
By Halima Shuaibu
The staff canteen at the ground floor, head office of Kaduna Electric is wearing a new look. The canteen, which was recently branded by two of the company’s e-payment vendor companies, buypower.com and irecharge.com, has an ambience befitting of a standard canteen.
The canteen, which hitherto was just an eating-place, now has a food vendor.
This development according to the Head, Administration and Security, Mr. Nuhu Sani is to create a befitting eatery for staff to have lunch and to reduce the waste of productive time expended by staff in search of where to eat.
Sani explained that the move has taken the financial burden off management to renovate the place while offering our alternative-channel vendors an avenue for brand visibility.Enumerating the advantages of newly branded cafeteria, he said: “the lunch time offers staff an opportunity to interact and relax. They need not worry about where to get food. The quality of the food is good and affordable. We have also improved the aesthetics of the place, making it comfortable”.
Staff Undergo Safety Training
By Halima Shuaibu
Following the signing of the safety policy by the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer Engr. Garba Haruna, the Health Safety and Environment (HSE) has begun training of staff of Kaduna Electric, company wide.
The safety policy, according to the Head, Health Safety and Environment, J.C. Adamu, is a written statement by an employer stating the company's commitment for the protection of the health and safety of employees and to the public.
The training therefore was designed for all staff to enable them to understand the implications of the safety policy and how its contents are binding on them.
Speaking on the significance of the training, Adamu said apart from sensitizing staff on the importance of the safety policy, the training is also a refresher course for all participants.
“Safety training is a continuous one which staff members must always be reminded about. That is why we are using one stone to kill two birds. The rights and responsibility of staff, Avoiding hazards etc.”
Speaking on the implication of violating any of the safety rules, Adamu reiterated that the policy and its contents must be adhered to without any excuse of ignorance adding that violation will attract strict penalties.
Some of the benefits of the compliance according to him include: improved productivity, as there would be fewer incidences of staff absence, asset protection, greater investor confidence and positive returns.
He went further to state that the sensitization is not only for staff but also for the general public whom he said are equally protected on the newly signed policy. He said a large number of the public is still ignorant of some of their responsibilities and the dangers of building under high-tension lines.
At the end of the training, participants were made to choose any topic from the areas covered for presentation on an agreed date. This, according to the facilitator, Engr. Garba Saleh was to ensure that members of staff are fully involved in the process of the policy implementation and for them to deeply imbibe it.
Nextier Power Partners Kaduna Electric On Customer Engagement
By Abdulrahman El-jimeta
Nextier Power Consultancy, in collaboration with Kaduna Electric, has organized a one-day workshop to sensitize customers on operations of the electricity industry.
In his presentation, Mr Chinedu Onyegbula from Nextier Power Solutions also educated the customers on their rights and responsibilities as stated by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
In addition, participants were enlightened about the electricity supply chain, how electricity reaches their homes right from the generation to the distribution network.
In his contribution, the Business Development and Relationship Officer, Doka Regional Office, Engr. Umar Farouq, urged the customers to pay their bills on time, adding that energy theft and vandalism constitute the major challenges affecting the distribution of electricity.
According to him, vandalization of power equipment occurs daily and the company has lost over one hundred transformers this year alone, worth millions of naira. He called on customers to be more vigilant and help to protect power equipment in their various communities.
The Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, who was represented by Alhaji Abubakar Alhaji, urged the customers to shun vandalism and pay their bills as and when due.
The Emir also lauded Kaduna Electric for organizing such an event, which according to him offered him an opportunity to air his views and to understand his rights and privileges as a consumer.