Bye-bye to long Queues at Cash Offices...as Online Payment Platforms Now Fully Operational.
the much awaited E-payment platforms for the benefit of the pre-paid customers of the Company launched last week.
The online bills payment channels, which is a partnership with two payment solutions providers, BuyPower Incorporated and Infostrategy Nigerian Limited, will enable the pre-paid customers of the Company obtain energy token from the comfort of their homes and offices. The service is available round the clock.
Speaking during the launching of the Buypower.ng channel on Monday, 4th December, 2017, the Managing Director/CEO, Engineer Garba Haruna, disclosed that the Company came up with the idea so as “to make bills payments by its customers easy, convenient and stress-free”.
He expressed optimism that the availability of the new online payment platforms will open a new chapter in customers’ services and shut the door of meter bye-pass.
Earlier in his remark, the Managing Director of Buy Power Incorporated, Benjamin Ufaruna, assured both the Management and customers of Kaduna Electric of the reliability and flexibility of the payment platform, stressing that the channel was developed using modern ICT infrastructure that will accommodate heavy payment traffic.
Ufaruna said: “Our platform was developed after careful study of most of the challenges that characterized online payment platforms in the country; it is not cumbersome and we have eliminated complex repetitive steps to make it easy to understand and use.”
He also disclosed that in the first quarter of next year, Buy Power shall also introduce offline bills payment channels to further ensure efficient service delivery.
In a related development, the second online bills payment channel, irecharge, was officially commissioned on Thursday, December 21, 2017 with all the Directors of Kaduna Electric in attendance. Speaking during the ceremony, the Chairman, Board of Directors, Alhaji Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar reiterated “the commitment of the Board to ensuring the provision of excellent services to the customers through provision of easy, convenient and stress-free bills payment platforms such the one being commissioned today”.
In his remark, the Managing Director/CEO of Infostrategy Nigerian Limited, the owner of the irecharge platform, Mr. Tomi Araromi, disclosed that irecharge is one the most reliable bills payment channel currently available in the Country.
KADUNA ELECTRIC TO PARTNER WITH HIGH ENERGY CONSUMING CUSTOMERS.
The Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Garba Haruna has reiterated the commitment of the Management of Kaduna Electric to providing qualitative power supply to high energy consuming customers as part of the Company’s contribution to the socio-economic and industrial development of the Country.
The Managing Director who made the assertion during a three day working visit to Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States recently, assured all customers of the Company of excellent service delivery irrespective of the state or location their company is situated.
The MD who was in the three States for the commissioning of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NEC) Forum Offices took time to visit Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) Sokoto, the Labana Rice in Birnin Kebbi, as well as WACOT Rice Mill in Argungu.
In all instances, the MD assured the top Management officials of the three Companies of the determination of Kaduna Electric to partner with them. “Kaduna Electric shall partner with all its customers, especially the high energy consuming organizations. We appreciate your contribution to the development of the nation’s economy, hence, we shall leave no stone unturned to provide steady and qualitative power supply to you. This is our modest contribution to ensuring that your business grow and prosper,” he asserted.
He was received at Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) Sokoto by the Technical Director, Alhaji Aminu Bashir while the General Manager of Labana Rice Mill, Alhaji Abdullahi Zuru was at hand to receive the Kaduna Electric entourage during the visit.
High points of the visits included guided tour of the facilities of the Companies and strategic business discussions on issues of mutual benefits to all the parties.
KADUNA ELECTRIC VISITS SSS COMMAND AT KEBBI AREA OFFICE
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The Management of Kaduna Electric, Kebbi Area Office a moment ago visited State Security Service, Kebbi State Command to pay a courtesy visit. This goes with the cause of assuming duty of the new boss of SSS here in Kebbi.
In his opening remarks Ag. Business Development and Relationship Officer and as well Distribution Engineer Engr. Dogara Saidu made a formal introduction of his team and moves ahead to explain the real train of business in Electricity Industry. We the Discos we are at the tail end in terms of supplying the energy and as well collecting back our revenue, but the most painful thing in this regard is people who are using our services are deliberately fail to pay as at when due or not paying at all. Kaduna Electric sees it very important to come again just to let you people know our present predicament, Sir do you know month in month out we consumed energy of at least 1 billion and we could hardly get 10 percent? We want you to come in and help us through especially with rampant issues of vandalism of our installations, meter bypass among others, he added.
While responding to Kaduna Electric team, The Director State Security Service (SSS) Kebbi State Command, M A Kaumi, thanked the Management for deeming it crucial to visit him for mutual understanding. ‘’ be very vigilant especially in this season of Xmas and New Year, because most of unscrupulous uses this time to make Illegalities, in case if there is anything let us know how to help you’’ Mr. Kaumi calls on Kaduna Electric staff to shown away from all sorts of fraud, because no business can sustain if there is any kind of swindle in that organization. Sacrifice should be your watch word, especially leaders, let your mind gets psychological comfort, don’t let familiarity breaks your official responsibility; many times familiarity stops people to outshine in many places. He added.
Operations Supervisor Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara, Engr. Umar Sani Argungu, thanked the SSS Boss for understanding how Kaduna Electric is operating and how we facing customer’s apathy in paying their bills as at when due or not paying at all. Enlightens the community as you made mentioned is of much important and we are on it, we will also continue as it needs continuation. Sir at our own end we goes to the level of engaging traditional leaders to help in actively and Alhamdulillah they almost gave room for understanding the business we are in. He added.
HOW TO STAY HEALTHY DURING HARMATTAN
It’s that season of the year again, that is usually characterized by dusty and dry wind. And this predisposes many of us to cold and flu. The season has various negative effects to our body as the ocular and respiratory systems are exposed, the skin as well. This period is characterized by the of cracking lips, sole of the feet, hardening of the palms, ball of the palms, etc. In order to live through the harmattan season healthy and fit, we should take the following necessary steps to cope with this season:
· Take Vitamins Supplement:
· Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration
· Wash your eyes regularly to avoid red eyes which is common in during harmattan
· Cover your nose and mouth with a mask or towel when it is dusty
· Avoid or reduce outdoor activities, especially if you have allergies to avoid dust inhalation of harmful particles coming with the wind
· Wear clothes that keep your body warm
· Bathe with warm water:
· Get medical help if you have running, itchy, sneezing, and stuffy nose
· Keep the doors and windows closed
· Always use moisturizers to prevent dry skin and dry palms
· Use lip balm to prevent cracked lips
In conclusion this season can trigger asthma and allergies. Asthmatic patients should always keep the inhaler handy and avoid dust as much as possible. This dry cold dusty season triggers sickle cell disease (SCD) as well. Patients should drink plenty of water and avoid outdoor activities as much as possible.