The management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has promised its customers of improved service delivery. This was made known during its graduation ceremony of its third set of graduate trainees and second set of technical trainees. The company further stated that the improved services would cut across all its franchised customers in Edo, Delta, Ondo and Ekiti States. The backdrop of this commitment is the improved manpower resources the company would be getting from its new set of resourceful graduates. The 75 young graduands who were adorned in the companies full personal protective equipment (PPE) regalia had been made to undergo a year training in both the theoretical and practical aspects of the business.
The graduation ceremony was held in Benin City, the Edo state capital. Present at the ceremony was the Chairman BEDC, Mr. Victor Osibodu, Chairman, Elizade University, Chief Micheal Ade Ojo (OON), the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) BEDC, Mrs. Funke Osibodu, Executive Director, BEDC Mr. Abu Ejoor, Speaker Edo State House of Assembly Hon. Kabiru Adjoto, member Edo State House of Assembly Hon. Chris Okaiben, the Vice Chancellor of Elizade University amidst others.
In her opening remarks, Managing Director of the company, Mrs. Funke Osibodu, said the company was committed to rendering better service to its customers.
She said: “We have engaged over 500 people and we are going to engage about 1000 in the first phase. We give them intensive two-months classroom training, and after that 10 months of practical. We are grooming them to sustain the good things we are doing. The whole purpose is about the consumers, how to serve them better. There are many areas to work on but we are improving.”
Mr. Chris Okaeben, Chairman House committee on power who represented the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, said the House would soon pass a bill to penalize power theft and other vices against BEDC. He also applauded the efforts of BEDC in the state.
In his remarks, Vice Chancellor, Elizade University, Professor Theophilus Fadayomi, said the school is ready to provide manpower for distribution companies across the country.
Awards of excellence were also presented to deserving graduands at the event.