While rounding up the project, certificates were presented to 249 DisCos human resources professionals. Award of appreciation plaques were presented to distribution companies for hosting capacity development workshop with a total commitment to the principle that capacity building is fundamental and critical to an organisation’s performance. The DisCos chiefs and heads of human resources were also presented with plaques in recognition of their enthusiastic and unrelenting support of ANED CODIFOR Project. A thank you plaque was awarded to Dr Adesoji Ademola (AFD) for his unflinching support of the project and his strategic inputs on Nigerian electricity sector and its evolution. The final award goes to Agathe Gondinet for the persistent effort and dedication she put into developing the DisCos capacity building initiatives.

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.