Thursday, 20 December 2018


Reducing Losses Require a Systematic Approach 

CCD: May we know you?
AS: I am Atiku Sani, an indigene of Kebbi State and a graduate of Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi.  I obtained the Higher National Diploma in Marketing. I am 35 years old, and at present the Service Center Manager for GRA Kebbi Regional Office.

CCD: When did you join the Service of Kaduna Electric?
AS: I was employed by the defunct PHCN in 2006 as a Lines Technician in which we were required to undertake an extensive engineering tutelage by way of acquiring all the technical training within the value chain of the power industry. 
We underwent two years training and were confirmed in 2009. Since then, I have been in the field of Engineering and Technical Services. I was redeployed to Marketing Department when the company was privatized. I was retained and later made Feeder Supervisor in 2015.

 CCD: What are your responsibilities?
AS: My primary assignment as a Manager is to steer the Marketing activities with the sole objective of ensuring 100% collection in GRA Service Center, and ensure that work is promptly carried out diligently and revenue that is collected is remitted to the company accordingly. 

CCD: What are the challenges associated with carrying out your responsibilities?
AS: In a business environment like ours, where you have targets, expectations are high. One therefore, has to be ready for a lot of pressures from every angle. 
We have issues like meter bypass and energy theft is on the rise. 
Part of my duty is to monitor our customers regularly, report the defaulters and ensure necessary penalties are dished out. 
Our greatest challenge as a company is to reduce the ATC&C losses. This cannot be done immediately but with systematic efforts, a lot can be achieved.

CCD: What are your plans for GRA Service Center? 
AS: GRA Service Center is one of the green Feeders in Kebbi Regional Office, and one that I am responsible for managing; it means I have to be up and doing. My plan for the Service Centre is to achieve maximum collection so as to reduce ATC&C Losses. And to make GRA Service Center number one in terms of collection company wide

Friday, 14 December 2018


Photo News...
MD's Birthday Bash...

MD/CEO Engr. Garba Haruna happily surrounded by management staff

MD/CEO Engr. Garba Haruna cutting his cake...

Highlights of MD's Awards & Recognitoon Night...

Doka Regional Office, Celebrating their Win...

MD, Others Honors Major Bhaskar 

By Asmau Muhammad

The Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Garba Haruna has on Tuesday 11th December, 2018 led other Management staff to bid Major Pola Bhaskar, a member of the Technical Team from Tata Power, Delhi and the immediate past Expert on ATC&C Management, farewell in a modest, but emotional laden send forth party.
Major Pola Bhaskar, a onetime Chief Operating Officer of the company, has completed his duty tour to Nigeria and he is returning to his home country, India.
In his tribute to the outgoing member of the technical team, the MD/CEO described Major Pola Bhaskar as a hardworking and visionary leader who always motivates his subordinate to work towards the attainment of set objective.
According to him, in contrast to his military background, “Mr. Bhaskar has an uncommon democratic leadership disposition and always allow his subordinates to freely express their views and opinions while providing the necessarily guidance and leadership”.
He thanked Major Pola Bhaskar for his invaluable services to Kaduna Electric and charged him to remain a worthy ambassador of the Kaduna Electric family wherever he maybe.
Th MD disclosed that the partnership between Kaduna Electric and Tata Power, New Delhi shall wax stronger if people like Major Pola Bhaskar positively avail his colleagues of the huge investment potentials existing in Kaduna Electric in particular and Nigeria in general.
Earlier, the Chief Commercial Officer, Mal. Murtala Bello described Major Pola Bhaskar as an epitome of humility, a mentor and a motivational leader and expressed the readiness of the entire staff to put to use the valuable knowledge and experiences garnered from Major Bhaskar during his assignment in Kaduna Electric. Other staff from across various departments also pay glowing accolade to Major Bhaskar.
In his remark, Major Pola Bhaskar thanked the Managing Director and the entire staff for the cooperation and understanding extended to him and other members of the technical team. He charged all staff to remain committed to the success of the project Kaduna Electric.
“I am deeply humbled by the honor done to me this evening and the beautiful remarks made about me, most of the speakers said I am calm, but I believe the MD is calmer than me. I thank all of you for your understanding, cooperation and support during my stay with you. I must admit that the Company is not doing very well but I believe you have the required talent to turn things around and I urge you to remain focus and be tenaciously committed to your respective duties”, he said.
Highlight of the event was the presentation of a parting gift to Major Bhaskar by the MD on behalf of the entire staff of the Company.

NTA Commends Kaduna Electric

By Umar Tambual

The management of Nigerian Television Authority, Sokoto Network centre has commended the Kaduna Electric for the synergy and cooperation between the two organization.

NTA Zonal Director, Saudatu Suleiman, in a letter of appreciation to the Company, commended the company for improved service delivery to its station.

The letter reads in part:"sequel to my visit to your office in respect of appeal for improved supply and cooperation between your organization and ours, and the need for improved service delivery to our station for the betterment of service to Sokoto people in general I write to inform you that power availability to our station has significantly improved

" It is in this development that I am writing to say thank you I am assuring you that the gesture will be reciprocated. NTA will be glad to assist you in area of information dissemination.'

Recalled that the BDRO, Masoud Salisu, during the visit has promised to deliver improved supply to the NTA.

NUJ Pledges to Support Kaduna Electric On Customer Enlightenment

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Zamfara state chapter, has pledged to support Kaduna Electric in the area of Customer education and enlightenment in its reportage.
 The Ag.  NUJ Chairman in Zamfara state Chapter, Comrade Abdulrazak Bello Kaura gave the assurance when the delegation of Kaduna Electric paid him a courtesy visit.
The Kaduna Electric team which was led by the Ag.  Business Development and Regional Officer, (BDRO), Engr. Sabo Abdul appealed to the Union to give priority media coverage that seeks to enlighten its customers.
According to him: “there is general misconception and inadequate information about the workings of the power sector and how its survival depends on prompt settlement of bills from the end users”.
Explaining further, Engr. Abdul noted that if the Union gives some attention to the coverage of its activities, challenges and efforts, it will get the buy in of the public; which will help ease the current liquidity crisis the company is facing.
The BDRO identified the pivotal role of the media in bringing about behavioral change which he said, the electricity sector needs at this time to put out information on complaints channels, menace of vandalism and energy theft to its customers.
Responding, Comrade Kaura assured the team of NUJ’s commitment to give prominent coverage to Kaduna Electric, pointing out that electricity is key to the success of any economy.
He however, urged Kaduna Electric to ensure that it trains its Field Staff/ Customer Reps on how to interact with customers which he said is largely responsible for some of the conflicts that ensue between its staff and customers.

 Kaduna Electric Commiserates with   Koko  District
By Muhammad Najib
The Management of Kaduna Electric, Kebbi Regional Office recently paid a condolence visit to the family of District Head of Koko, late Alhaji Shehu Malami Koko who passed away last week Tuesday after a brief illness.

Speaking at the visit, the representative of Human Resource Manager Kebbi Regional Office, Sufyanu Sani Haruna described the deceased as a leader and good ambassador to Kaduna Electric.

He added that  during his life time, he gave the needed support to staff of  Kaduna Electric staff under his district and provided a conducive atmosphere to work  in order to meet the target set for them.

 Haruna said his loss is not only to the people of Koko district but to the Management of the Company at large. Mr. Sufyanu prayed for the deceased to have eternal rest in Jannatul Firdausi and for Allah to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

Among the condolence visit team included the Corporate Communication Officer Muhammad Najib Atuwo and Service Center Managers of Koko, Yelwa, Yauri and Zuru respectively.