Dr Umar Abubakar has assumed duty as the new Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO), taking over from Mr Yusuf Usman, who exited last year week.
This was made known in a statement issued by the Head of Corporate Communications, Abdulazeez Abdullahi on Monday in Kaduna.
According to him, a brief handover ceremony was conducted at the company’s corporate headquarters in Kaduna presided over by Mr Dafe Okpaneye of the Nigerian Electricity Regulations Commission (NERC) .
Abdullahi quoted Okpaneye as commending the former CEO for the work he had put in the past 18 months to move the company forward and charged Abubakar to emulate him.
In his address to the Executive Management Committee members and staffeers, the new CEO urged the staff members to challenge themselves to do better.
He stressed his belief in the ability of the management and staff to change the negative narrative about Kaduna Electric to a positive one.
In his farewell remarks, Yusuf also appreciated all the staff for the support he got during his time and urged them to do the same to the new helmsman.
Before his appointment, Hashidu was the erstwhile Managing Director of North East Development Commission (NEDC) and the Yola Electricity Distribution Company.