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Kaduna Electric Gets New CEO

Kaduna Electricity Distribution Plc has appointed Mr Umar Hashidu as its new chief executive officer.

In a statement, the company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, noted that a brief handover ceremony that took place at the firm’s corporate headquarters in Kaduna on Monday and presided over by the Commissioner for Legal Licensing and Compliance at Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Dafe Okpaneye.

The Hashidu’s appointment came a few days following the resignation of Yusuf Yahaya, the former managing director and chief executive officer of the company.

Okpaneye thanked the former managing director for the work he had put in the past 18 months to move the company forward.

He urged Hashidu to utilise the talent and resources at his disposal to elevate Kaduna Electric to new heights.

On his part, Hashidu encouraged staff members to introspect and push themselves to achieve higher standards.

He expressed confidence in the capacity of both the management and staff to transform the unfavourable reputation of Kaduna Electric into a positive one.

Before his appointment, Hashidu was the managing director of the North-East Development Commission and Yola Electricity Distribution Company.

NERC had announced the removal of all the directors in KAEDC over their inability to pay the debt owed to the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc.

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The commission said the order took effect from January 1 and remained in force until amended or revoked by subsequent orders issued by the commission.

Source: Punch

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