By Teryima Andrew
Following persistent complains by electricity consumers of alleged inefficient service delivery by the Jos electricity distribution company within Plateau, Benue, Bauchi and Gombe states, JED in collaboration with Triple Seventh Nigeria Limited has commenced training of Surveyors to safeguard it Assets.
Managing Director Managing Director, Triple Seventh Nigeria limited, Eng Aliyu Mohammed Yakubu while addressing sorveyors participating in a one day workshop to be equipped in handling asset of the company, tasked the participants to pay attention as the assignment was important as any default in the mapping has a tendency of derailing the process.
The MD stressed that with the training, will equip surveyors on challenges facing Assets and Network mapping project in electricity distribution in Plateau and other franchise states of Benue, Gombe and Bauchi states will soon be history.
“My advice to the trainees is to pay attention and ask questions where they are having doubts so that they master what they are taught in order to go into the field with knowledge of gathering reliable, authentic and verifiable data.”
Eng Yakubu said, “This project is geared towards improving the understanding and networking of electricity power distribution towards effective power distribution. JED is expected to keep track of the electrical facilities involved in the distribution of energy to the end users.
“With the aid of GIS, variety of information can be better organized on a computer system linking the database to an output map. The knowledge about physical assets of JED is necessary to make strategic and operation decisions.
On his part earlier in a welcome address, Head, Planning and Network Expansion of JED Plc, Mansor Nakande said the project would also create job opportunities for the teaming unemployed youth within the states.
Nakande also reiterated that the training was aim at safeguarding it assets “we have assets across the entire franchise states and we have more than 6, 000 distribution transformers, more than 26k/m of 36kv lines and it is our intension, looking at the security situation in the country, we felt it is better at each stage, youths within where the assets are located will be engaged to be parts of the management of those assets to reduced vandalization and cases of theft.”