In May 2012, a consortium of five companies came together for the purpose of bidding for Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) and offering efficient and sustainable energy to the people within the business territory of the company made up of Kano, Jigawa and Katsina states. The companies are: the Sahelian Energy and Integrated Services Ltd (SEIS); the Kayseri ve Civari Electric T.A.S (KCETAS) Turkey, and the Dantata Investment and Securities Company Ltd. Others are, INCAR Power Ltd and the Highland Electricity Ltd. All together they formed the Sahelian Power SPV Ltd; the company emerged as the core investor in the Kano Electricity Distribution Company Plc, after a very rigorous and transparent process which gained world acclamation.
KEDCO is one of the eleven Distribution Companies privatized by the Federal Government of Nigeria as part of the electricity power sector reform program implementation. Located in the north western geopolitical zone of Nigeria, the Company has license to generate, distribute and market electricity in the three states of Kano, Jigawa and Katsina.
Geographical coverage of the company is 67,128 Km2. The company has the largest potential in terms of customer population with the combined population of the three states at 19,564,000.00 (2006 national census).
KEDCO Plc became a Public Liability company on November 7th 2005, after the implementation of the Electricity Sector Reform Act of 2005 had started in earnest. Until November 1st 2013 when the company was physically taken over by the core investor, the distribution company operated as a pseudo-business enterprise.
As a distribution company, its core business activities are as described under section 67 of the Electricity Power Sector Reform Act which stipulates that: “A distribution license shall authorize the licensee to construct, operate and
maintain a distribution system and facilities including but not limited to the following activities as may be specified in the license:
(a) The connection of customers for the purpose of receiving a supply of electricity;
(b) The installations, maintenance and funding of meters , billing and collection and ,
(c) Such other distribution service as may be prescribed for the purposes of this section”.
As at today, the Company discharges its functions of distributing and marketing of electricity through nine regional offices located across the three states.
To enable re-industrialisation and economic empowerment through safe and reliable power distribution.
To be an efficient power distributor focused on customer satisfaction.
OUR CORE VALUES
We deliver the best of service
We always ensure fairness & even handed treatment to all
We are above board in our dealings
We think out of the box to satisfy our valued customers
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Members of the Board of Directors of Kano Electricity Distribution Company are reputable people with a pedigree. They include the Chairman in person of Alhaji Tajuddeen Aminu Dantata, Dr. Jamil Isyaku Gwamna who is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, and Alhaji Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar. Others are Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Dantata, Dr. Umaru Abdulmutallab and Engineer Mohammed Umar Zauro. The Bureau of Public Enterprises BPE is being represented on the Board while Barrister Daniel Okum is the Company secretary and Legal Advisor.
Amb. Dr Hassan Ardo Tukur (OFR)
Mr. Alexander Ayoola Okoh
Dr. Bashir Gwandu
SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
The management team of KEDCO is made up of a crop of seasoned and experienced professionals. The team is charged with the responsibility of assisting the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer in the day-to-day running of the company.
There are six heads of departments who go by the title ‘Chief’. The various departments are Technical services; Customer Relations; Revenue Assurance and Corporate Strategy. Others are Finance & Account; and Corporate Services.
The corporate communication is a unit under the MD/CEO’s direct supervision. The unit provides communication support to the management. The Head of corporate communication runs the unit. Still under the MD/CEO is an Executive Assistant (EA) to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. He assists the MD/CEO to get organized in handling the dynamic nature of that office.
Other units under the supervision of the MD/CEO include: Information and Communication Technology (ICT); Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) and Internal Audit with respective heads overseeing the operations of the units. These units provide technological support, safety-management policies and internal operating controls, processes and practices to the management respectively.
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) who superintends the day-to-day operations is also in charge of regulatory compliance and risk management activities of the Company.
Under the leadership of the MD/CEO, the management team has been working tirelessly and coherently to implement the KEDCO transformation agenda whose main thrusts are improving operating efficiency of the utility; improving the entire work environment company wide and increasing the revenue generation capability of the company.
Each head of department has a number of units under his/her direct supervision.