Welcoming participants to the Project’s closing ceremony; ANED’s Chief Executive Officer, Azu Obiaya, represented by the organisation’s Executive Director, Barrister Sunday Oduntan expressed ANED’s gratitude to French Development Agency (AFD) for funding the capacity development project for Nigerian electricity distribution companies and to CODIFOR for contributing their technical expertise. French Development Agency was represented by Dr Adesoji Ademola – The Senior Project Manager Energy and Transport while Olivier Dambrine, the Director of CODIFOR was represented by Agathe Gondinet.

Barrister Sunday Oduntan expressed satisfaction that the DisCos human resources personnel today are better equipped in their capacity development than they were 3 years ago, and that the quarterly capacity development workshop organised by the project has been very successful and impactful. He announced that ANED executive management has made the decision that the quarterly workshop will be sustained.

ANED CODIFOR Project, is a tripartite project comprising of The French Development Agency in Nigeria (AFD) as the funder, the Cooperation, Industrial development and Training (CODIFOR) as technical partner and Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) as the beneficiary on behalf of Nigerian Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos).

The Project with a life span of thirty (30) months was launched in July 2016 but officially started in January 2017 with the project closure scheduled for June 2019.

The Project Coordinators; Rotimi Adebari (ANED) and Agathe Gondinet (CODIFOR) described the end of the partnership as a new beginning for ANED and Nigerian electricity distribution companies. 

The partnership between the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) and CODIFOR was set up with the primary purpose of empowering DisCos chiefs and heads of human resources to build capacity and performance in Nigerian electricity distribution sub-sector.