CCD: Can you briefly tell us about yourself?
NI: I am Nasiru Isa, born on August 14th, 1977 in Isa town, Sokoto state. I hold a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from Usman Danfodio University Sokoto in 2012. Prior to joining Kaduna Electric, I worked with Apt Securities and Funds Limited as an Investment Officer.
CCD: When did you join Kaduna Electric and what is your primary assignment?
NI: I joined Kaduna Electric in September, 2015. I now work in the Enforcement Department as a Supervisor, Sokoto Regional office. The mandate is to ensure we conduct an efficient and effective enforcement exercise by conducting daily surveillance and routine patrol to identify any form of energy theft.
CCD: One of the major challenges confronting the company is its inability to fully account for the energy received. What do you think can be done to improve the situation?
NI: As a supplier of energy the company needs to develop the right strategies for energy audit, as it is more important to do what is strategically right than what is immediately profitable. Enhancing operational efficiency through effective enforcement exercise, meter deployment, effective energy management will help in reducing both technical and commercial losses.
CCD: How does your responsibility add value to the company?
NI: As EFCC of the company, we must ensure we maximize profit by ensuring that the customer has qualitative service delivery and at the same time ensure that the company is not being short-changed.
We are the foot-soldiers working to save the company from losses.
CCD: Being in the enforcement department, what is your relationship with other units and how do you work as a team?
NI: Our relationship has always been cordial and result oriented especially Assessment Unit. Everybody is given opportunity to participate and contribute as a team member and we work towards achieving our set target. We feel appreciated and honored to be given this responsibility.
CCD: What are your strengths?
NI: My strength is the passion I have for the job which I think is due to my commercial background. It has been my desire to work where performance is appreciated and where I can be among the best.
CCD: Any appeal or suggestion to staff and management
NI: To my Co-Staff: we should continue to work as if we are shareholders of this company by putting in our best, develop passion for the job and add value to the company.
To the management: the company needs to continue to enhance operational performance which is key to our success. I believe this company has the potential to be one of the best in the industry.