Eko Disco Amoda bows out after 35 years in service
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Dr. Oladele Amoda, has retired after over 35 years in the company and the nation’s power sector.
Speaking during the handover ceremony to the incoming Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Adeoye Fadeyibi in Lagos, Amoda described with the then National Electric Power Authority.
In his appreciation and farewell message, Amoda said his experience in Eko Disco in the past four years after the privatisation and transfer of ownership of the company to new core investors had been very rewarding.
He said: “My greatest achievement has been my ability to lead a management team and workforce who have consistently performed better than most of the other Discos in spite of daunting challenges.
“Under my watch, we ensured that the company continuously sustained its leadership position in the distribution sub-sector of the Nigerian power supply industry.”
Amoda said other achievements included the implementation of EMS 2000 centralised billing system, centralised salary payment system, expanded channels of payment (electronic collection) from three to seven, network rehabilitation, reinforcement and expansion projects on transformers, smart metering and embedded and bilateral power projects.
He said: “Now, after three and half years in the Nigerian electricity supply industry as a paid worker in the power sector, the time to move on to another plain of life has come. The time has come for me to pass the baton on so the race for excellence in Eko Disco can continue from where I stop.
“I will forever long to see this company grow from strength to strength and success to success. It is my deep-rooted wish that the mustard seed that we have all jointly sown for the company’s greatness will grow and blossom to full fruition for all to envy and admire.”
Amoda described the new Managing Director, Adeoye Fadeyibi as an experienced engineer who will contribute immensely to the development of the power sector.
He commended the Federal Government on the efforts of finding a lasting solution to the problems in the power sector.
In his acceptance speech, Fadeyibi commended Amoda for his contribution to the development of the company, adding he will build on the success of Amoda to take EKEDC to the next level.
Fadeyibi said that the company will begin to see a more vigorous fight against energy theft and other practices militating against the fulfillment of the company’s mandate.
According to the managing director, it is a thing of big concern that whilst we toil day and night to continuously improve on our operations and services, some unpatriotic individuals are engaging in the condemnable act of energy theft and meter by-pass.
“Our advice to such people is straightforward and simple.
“Change your ways or get disgraced or we will explore all legal options, including prosecution and naming and shaming in the media, to bring such saboteurs of our efforts to book.
“Let it be known that though the leadership of the Eko Disco has changed, the business, the market and our products remain the same, just like our goals,’’ he said.
Fadeyibi said that he would ensure that the right people are put in the right roles and equipped with the right tools, in order for the company to effectively meet the expectations of its customers.
“No business thrives when key players work without clear-cut direction about their destination.
“This is why we must set standards for all functions and roles, so we can know how we are faring in the realisation of our set goals.
“Our goal is to create more and more inclusive leaders and individuals that go above and beyond towards the realisation of our corporate goals.
“For business profitability to be attained, we must plan together, move together and succeed together,’’ he said.
The EKEDC boss promised to ensure regular supply of electricity in its operational territory.
“I will work to ensure we achieve low level of Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) losses,’’ he added.
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