11 December 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company will be more aggressive in its drive to recover all outstanding electricity bills next year in order to bridge its revenue deficit.
Kaduna Electric sets N3.6bn monthly revenue target
A statement by the company’s head, Corporate Communications, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, disclosed that the Managing Director/CEO of Kaduna Electric, Engr. Garba Haruna, made the assertion in Kaduna last night
during the 2018 Rewards and Recognition ceremony organized in honour of deserving employees of the Company who excelled during the year.
Engr. Haruna, who lamented the huge revenue deficit currently being experienced by the Company, which stood at over N2 billion every month, charged the workers to “fire the revenue drive from all cylinders” in the coming year.
“The company is taking energy worth about N4 billion every month from the national grid and only about N1.7 billion is being realized monthly. In 2019, we should fire our revenue drive from all cylinders; we should at least attain 80% billing and collection efficiencies; our monthly target should not be anything less than N3.6 billion if we are to meet our obligations to the electricity market,” he said.
The electricity boss also directed the departments concerned to focus on identifying all unregistered electricity consumers in the Company’s franchise and ensure that all unregistered electricity users are captured in the billing programme accordingly and the revenue collected.
He also charged the staff of the Electricity Distribution Company to work as a team and key into the current ICT revolution, stating that the Company has developed some value addition applications that will inject more efficiency in work processes and service delivery, but are not being optimally utilized by some personnel.
This year’s annual award ceremony saw about 100 employees receiving the prestigious MD’s Award of Excellence and another 100 received the Shining Stars Awards. The Makera Regional Office in Kaduna State emerged the overall Best Regional Office.