KEDCO launches Mega safety drive to tackle environmental hazards in franchise states
POLITICS DIGEST – The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Thursday launched Safety Mega Drive (SMD) to address hazards in network across its franchise states of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa.
The 2020 edition of the annual exercise is aimed at promoting the safety of lives and property for overall efficiency of the states.
Politics Digest reports that the last time such an exercise was conducted in December 2018, no fewer than 3,222 hazards were identified across our franchise area and 80% of them were resolved.
Speaking during the launch, the Managing Director of the Kano DisCo, Dr Jamil Isyaku Gwamna said, “The exercise has achieved its objective of increased health, safety and environment awareness, reducing accidents while improving network standardization.
“As the exercise begins today [Thursday], all staff are expected to go out to identify at least five hazards and report back to the HSE unit via a unique SMD form and pictures through the Ki-Metric web based app (www.kedco.ng/kimetric).
“We use this medium to call on the public to also help us in identifying and reporting any hazards as our team would be going round to receive such reports,” Gwamna added.
The KEDCO MD also said the issue of safety would be treated with all the seriousness it deserved.
“This exercise we have sustained because of its importance on environmental safety for both staff and customers. It’s always a win-win situation for us because safety guarantees the business of ensuring protection for all stakeholders,” he added.