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Improved electricity: Distribution Company boss gets title from Bauchi Emirate

| May 13, 2013 More

Impressed by the “vast improvement in power supply’’ to Bauchi town, the Bauchi Emirate has given a traditional title to Mrs Vera Osuhor, the Managing Director, Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC).

The head of the company which supplies electricity to Bauchi and three other states – Plateau, Gombe and Benue was turbaned as the “Jakadiyyar Chiroman Bauchi’’ on Sunday in Bauchi,

Bakaro Bauchi, Alhaji Nuru Jumba, at the turbanning ceremomy, said that the title, which means the “Ambassador’’, was “an expression of the value attached to the contributions of this rare gem to the people of Bauchi State’’.

“It is bestowed to a trusted ally; it is a mark of absolute trust and respect to the occupant. The title is well deserved; it is an attempt to foster unity among Nigerians, and also reward hard work,’’ Jumba said.

In her remarks, Osuhor thanked the Bauchi people for the honour over the services delivered by the company “even though the services may not be the best in the circumstances.

“What I think this means, however, is that people understand that both the Federal Government and those of us representing it at this level, are truly putting in our best under the circumstances. We shall continue to do more.’’

She said that Bauchi had never been given any preferential treatment, but expressed appreciation that they had opted to honour the management, and promised to reciprocate such gesture.

The Managing Director lauded the initiative by the Bauchi State Government toward local power generation to meet its needs, and promised to support such steps.

“I am particularly impressed that the efforts toward generating power for the state is being led by Special Duties Commissioner Alhaji Baffa Azare, a man well known for taking any assignment very seriously,’’ she said.

She called for more support and advice from the emirate, pointing out that such was crucial toward “reducing mistakes and improving on all facets of the power supply process which involves generation, transmission and distribution’’.

Osuhor, 50, from Delta, who joined the services of the then NEPA in 1985 and was appointed the Managing Director of the JEDC in 2011, is credited with introducing and expanding the prepaid metering system in the PHCN.

Osuhor is also President, Ladies Golf Association of Nigeria and Captain, IBB Golf, Abuja.

Category: Bauchi State News

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