|Engr. Ernest Mupwaya, AEDC MD
The Managing Director/CEO of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, Engr. Ernest Mupwaya has assured that the company will complete the metering of all federal government facilities within its franchise area by the end of the year.
With the completion of this exercise, the company would have successfully metered all its large power users in line with its business plan to meter maximum demand customers and in compliance with the directive from the regulator.
He said, the type of meters to be used for the large power users, will come with some smart devices that will eliminate human error such as picking the wrong meter reading that may lead to wrong billing. It will also remove the incidence of fraud arising from connivance between some agents of the service provider as well as some customers.
Engr. Mupwaya gave this assurance when he paid a courtesy call on the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita on Friday in her office at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja as part of the stakeholders’ engagement programme of AEDC.
He told his host that as the company covering the Federal Capital Territory and the adjoining states, it cannot afford not to accord the right of place to the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.
He said, “Not only that, the federal bureaucracy is one of our biggest and strategic customers that can help us in our quest to supply electricity to our customers 24/7 in line with our vision statement.”
The Managing Director listed some other achievements of the company to include the installation of modern business systems, the synchronisation of five vending platforms, which hitherto were not communicating with themselves, injection of over 400 transformers into the network, reconstruction of dilapidated lines as well as human capital enhancement locally and internationally to bring them up to speed with international best practices in service delivery.
The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Oyo-Ita in her response, congratulated AEDC for the remarkable progress it has made in its three years of existence.
She said further that the visit has afforded her office the opportunity to engage closely with the Managing Director to work out the possibility of steady power supply to her office.
The Head of Civil Service of the Federation commended the initiative of the AEDC to appoint an account manager for its large power users “as this will enable us to know who to relate with at all times”.
The account manager for the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation is Mrs Mairo Nuhu Musa.