Kano Disco Wins Best Safety Performance Award

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The Kano Electricity Distribution Company Company (KEDCO) has emerged the best distribution company in October’s safety performance rating of all power utilities in Nigeria, conducted by Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) and the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

In a statement issued by the firm’s spokesperson,

Mohammed Kandi, the spokesman of KEDCO in a statement said the company scored a total of 100% in the October ranking to beat ten other DISCOs, as well as the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to clinch the first position, haven emerged the second best in the September grading.

The company which came on top following its renewed commitment to complying with all the rating criteria including speedy and timely resolution of network defects and problems associated with curtailing accidents leading to fatalities and major injuries, network improvement such as fencing of transformer substations, upgrade of feeder pillars and replacement of bad poles, some of which have led the firm to success.

However, the Chief Technical Officer of KEDCO, Engr. David Omoloye said the company’s success in the latest NEMSA/NERC October ranking could be linked to its determination and continuous effort in improving the ageing network inherited from the PHCN.

He said, “the Network inherited from the defunct PHCN has been characterised with defects that pose a high risk to lives and property due to uncontrolled network expansion that was politically motivated. Our modest achievement is a result of an ongoing systematic upgrade of the network for optimum performance that guarantees safety and loss reduction.”

Omoloye also attributed the firm’s award to the customers’ responsiveness in paying up their electricity bills promptly, disclosed that more revenue collection would lead to more network improvement and more power supply for the customers.

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