AEDC reads riot act to field officers, declares zero tolerance on fatalities

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Managing director and CEO of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Ernest Mupwaya, has told officers in charge of operations in the field that the company will no longer tolerate any form fatality both to the workers and members of the public.

According to Mupwaya, he prefers that the work is not done than for what is done to be the source of accident or death to any one, whether staff or members of the public.

Mupwaya made the declaration when he proclaimed the creation of an Inspectorate Division in the company and handed it over to the director of Risk and Compliance – Collins Chabuka, whose directorate will oversee the activities of the Division.

Any staff that does any act adjudged to be capable of causing any electrical accident or electrocution will be treated the same way as the staff found guilty of the actual act, he said. He said the sanction that would be imposed on such employees might include the loss of employment.

In a company statement made available to newsmen by the general manager, corporate communications, Oyebode Babs Fadipe, the MD/CEO said the company had carefully structured its operations to ensure that in pursuit of service delivery and profitability, “it does not do any act that can damage the business environment.”

Some of which he listed to include damage within the workers, damage to the community at large and such other damage that could create negative environmental impact.

“It is not by accident that the issue of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) is a Board level matter,” he said, adding that such recognition demonstrated in very clear terms the importance attached to HSE by AEDC.

Tracing the transformation journey of AEDC, he noted that the company had gone through various levels of … Read More...

AEDC teach ways to access meters through MAP interventions

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The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has listed steps electricity consumers who are within their franchise areas of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger State should take to enable them access meters through the Meter Asset Provider Intervention (MAP).
Electricity Distribution companies have commenced the process of distributing meters to customers under the MAP Regulations enacted by the regulator, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) which had already seen AEDC rolling out 900 000 meters to cover its franchise areas.
NERC had said that customers would have the option of paying for the meters in installment,but some third party investors who have been outsourced the task of providing the meters by the Discos have said a prompt payment for the meters will help them meet their obligation to their bankers.
Oyebode Fadipe, Spokesperson of Abuja AEDC told BusinessDay that many consumers have been making inquiries on how to have access to the meter since the commencement of MAP from 1st of May.
“Since the commencement of MAP interventions,a lot of people have been making inquiries about meter.A huge number of persons have been making inquiries about meter since the commencement of MAP. A guy from Zenith Bank just left my office now,he make to make inquiries. Interestingly,‎many people have expressed willingness with regard to owning a meter.”Fadipe said.
“From our observation so far,many people in our franchise area are willing to get rid of estimated meters and get prepaid to know actually what they are spending.
According to Fadipe,”The targeted population for metering is about 900 000 within our franchise area and Abuja is taking up to 50% of that number.We are expected that within the expected time frame of 36 months that the MAP is expected to work,we are expected to address … Read More...