The Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Prof James Momoh, has called on the management of Ikeja Electric, Nigeria’s largest Electricity Distribution Company (Disco), to create knowledge management initiatives that incorporate institutions of higher learning, in order to create a pool which will sustain the technological advancement recorded so far in the industry.

The NERC boss made the call during an oversight visit to the corporate head office of Ikeja Electric in Lagos.

According to him, Ikeja Electric has shown a strong commitment to solving issues militating against the growth of the sector through technology while also providing innovative solutions to create a better customer experience.

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He commended the company for taking the lead in keeping pace with technology, to bring about the desired change in the power sector. “You have shown yourself to be a leader and good manager of the industry, making a most profound impact on both industry and customers alike.

“I have no doubt, therefore, going by technological innovation evolved by your company, that Ikeja Electric is the Disco the industry can depend on for inspiration and ideas to move the power sector forward”, the NERC boss said.

He congratulated the company for being at the forefront of promoting gender equality in the electricity sector and used the opportunity to restate NERC’s commitment to metering of every electricity user across the country.

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The Chairman of Ikeja Electric, Kola Adesina, in his response, thanked Momoh and his entourage for the visit to Ikeja Electric, especially as it coincides with the 7th anniversary of privatisation.

Adesina thanks the NERC chairman for his unwavering belief in the Nigerian polity, noting that the experience and purpose of Prof Momoh have brought a lot of positive changes to the system.

In his own comments during the visit, the chief executive officer of Ikeja Electric, Folake Soetan, reiterated the company’s commitment to the transformation of the power sector, with a focus on creating benefit for both customers and share holders.

By Chibisi Ohakah, Abuja

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