Abuja DisCo Opens N10m Training Facility to Drive up Performance
In order to save cost, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), has commissioned a training facility valued at N10 million in Abuja to drive up its service efficiency and performance delivery.
The MD, Engr. Mupwaya, said during the commissioning of the AEDC Learning Centre, that the facility would help the Distribution Company to reposition the staff to meet customers’ expectations as well as corporate objectives.
“On the cost of setting up this facility, per annum we are paying about N10m. Before this, we were hiring hotel premises for this kind of training. Out of our employee base of 2,700, we want at least each one of them to pass through some kind of transformation course so that they can be aligned to meet our customer expectation,” Mupwaya submitted.
On the company’s annual performance improvement target, the AEDC boss said the Aggregate Technical, Collection and Commercial (ATC&C) losses when the DisCo took over in 2013 was 50 per cent.
“We want to land at 38 per cent and then next year, we should be around 27 per cent so that in five years’ time, we would have made the utility very efficient and that will translate to generating more resources. If we are efficient it means we are generating more resources to meter customers, install transformers and extend networks,” Mupwaya said.