The Kaduna Electric Distribution Company (KEDC), said it had recruited 3,000 workers in its renewed bid to shore up power supply to its 390,000 customers in Sokoto, Kebbi, Kaduna and Zamfara States.

The Managing Director of the firm, Mr Garba Haruna, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria , in Sokoto on Monday on the sideline of a two-day Induction of 1,020 of the new employees.

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Haruna, represented by the Director, Engineering and Technical Services of the company, Mr Bello Musa, added that “such a boost of power supply is expected to create 15,000 indirect jobs in the four states.”

According to him, the new members of staff have qualifications ranging from diplomas to degrees and would be in charge of all the activities of the firm.

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“The company is wholly private sector driven and anything short of hard work, dedication and commitment would not be condoned.

“The new workers must imbibe the company’s agenda of providing efficient, adequate and quality services to the customers.

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“We will not rest on our oars to add value to our activities and eventually boost power supply to the customers in the areas’’, he added.

Haruna further stated that the company would provide over 100,000 pre-payment meters to its customers annually.