The operator of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Kaduna Electric, has recruited 3,000 new workers to boost its performance and operational efficiency.
This was disclosed Monday in Sokoto by the Managing Director/CEO of the company, Garba Haruna, during the opening session of a five-day induction course organized for the newly recruited staff, saying the company will also create about 15,000 indirect jobs through third party vendors and contractors.
Mr. Garba, who was represented by the Chief Engineering and Technical Services Officer of the Company, Bello Musa, revealed that “the Company is undergoing a complete overhaul, hence the need to inject new and vibrant young men and women into its workforce for operational efficiency”.
He further stated that Kaduna Electric will have a fundamental break with the old tradition which did not enhance efficiency.
Mr. Garba said the induction course and basic training were being carried out simultaneously in Sokoto and Kaduna and is aimed at providing basic orientation to the newly recruited staff.
He charged the new staff to brace up for the challenges, saying the tasks ahead require hard work and dedication.
He also announced the company’s plan to deploy 500,000 meters in its four states of operation in the next five years to ensure that customers get value for their money and stop inaccurate billing.
One of the resource persons, Abubakar Sabo of Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto said the participants in the next five days will be exposed to basic engineering, human resources, safety marking, corporate rules and regulations, metering installation, operational guidelines.
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