Leadership Newspaper page 18 reports that, Chairman, Board of Directors of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Alhaji Abbas Muhammad Jega, has stated that the new agenda of the company is to ensure sustainable improvement in electricity supply in its franchise.
Jega, said that the visit shall accord the leadership of the Company the opportunity to engage all critical stakeholders with the view to finding ways to improve customers response to payment of electricity bills, an exercise he describe as critical to the survival of the Company in particular and the entire power sector in general.
Details of the story captioned: “Kaduna Electric seeks improved customers’ response bill payment”.
Punch Newspaper page 25 reports that, Electricity Firm, Schneider Electric, has taken a sensitisation campaign to marketers at the Alaba International Market, Lagos, on the need to maintain the sale of quality electrical products to avoid any form of disaster.
Managing Director of Schneider Electric, Mr. Christopher Begat, said the initiative, which began in 2014, had been transformative for both partners and the company, adding that Schneider Electric would continue to invest time and resources to contribute to the development, expansion, success and growth of small and medium-scale enterprises.
Details of the story captioned: “Electricity Firm assures Alaba traders of improved welfare”.
DailySun Newspaper page 25 reports that, the National Coordinator, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Electricity Consumers Protection Advocacy Group, Mr. Princewill Okorie, has advocated for electricity protection policy for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMES).
Okorie, stated this in an interview with the New’s Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja on Wednesday.
Details of the story captioned: “Group wants Electricity Protection Policy for MSMEs”.
Punch Newspaper page 19 reports that, according to data from the International Trade Centre, Nigeria spent $5.26bn to import electric generating sets, electric transformers vacuum cleaners, hair clippers, and other electrical machinery and equipment in 2020 and 2021.
Commenting further on the importation of electrical machines, the National Bureau of statistics disclosed that the National grid provided 51.2 percent of the Nations power needs, leaving many citizens to depend on generators for electricity.
Details of the story captioned: “Nigeria imports $5.26bn generators, others”.
Vanguard Newspaper page 25 reports that, the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), has lamented over alleged unfair maltreatment by the Electricity Distribution Companies, (DisCos) and Generating Company (GenCos), in the country, alleging that over 80 percent of their workers are casual staffs.
In a joint statement by the Assistant General Secretary, Mr. Temple Iworima and the Vice President, Mr. Akeem Ladoja, of Lagos/Ogun Zone lamented that “infrastructural development by the new business owners in the power sector has almost gone comatose while the Social Economic status of the average worker in the power sector has continue to decline amidst prevailing harsh economic condition.
Details of the story captioned: “Over 80% of DisCo, GenCo workers nationwide are casuals – NUEE”.
NOTICE OF INTEREST
Daily Sun Newspaper page 4 reports that, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company EEDC, is looking for potential and experienced companies to provide AM platform under Design, Build Operate and Transfer model which will be used for the migration and integration with existing and new meters and other IT systems at Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). Reputable firms interested in rendering such specialist services to the company are requested to send their EOI for that purpose.
Details of the story captioned: ”GLOBAL EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO SUPPLY ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER DESIGN, BUILD, OPERATE AND TRANSFER MODEL FOR EEDC”.