The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Mr. Garba Haruna, has charged the leadership of Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied companies (SSAEAC) to brace-up to the expectations of the Nigerian electricity market.
A press statement by the Head, Corporate Communication, Kaduna Electric, Abdulazeez Abdullahi , stated that Haruna gave the charge when the President General, SSAEAC, Comrade Chris Okonkwo, who paid a courtesy visit to Kaduna Electric.
He said the Managing Director lamented the huge revenue shortfall being recorded in market and called on the labor union to mobilize its members towards working to bridge the huge gap.
He disclosed the current liquidity crises bedeviling the power sector has saw the company losing about N2billion monthly due to poor collection from electricity users.
Engineer Garba also announced that in spite of the fact that Kaduna Electric is a late entrant into the market, the Company has recorded significant feat and it is competing with it contemporaries who got into the market a year earlier.
He appealed to the Federal Government to borrow a leaf from other economies who experienced privatization earlier by granting the privatized utility companies a five year incentives through subsidies, waivers, grants and soft loans.
Earlier, the President General of SSAEAC, Engr. Chris Okonkwo counselled privatized electricity companies to see the labour movement, especially the Senior Staff Association as a critical stakeholder and partner in progress.
He assured the management of Kaduna Electric of the Association’s readiness to avail it with experience, expertise and skills of SSAEAC members in order to move the company to success.
According to him, “SSAEAC has a symbiotic relationship with the Company and shall always work to ensure the success of the Company”.