Uday Mishra, the Chief Executive Officer for Jos Electricity Distribution Company described ANED CODIFOR Project as one of the best things to have happened to Nigerian Electricity Distribution Sector. He commended the efforts and dedication of the project coordinators (Rotimi and Agathe) for a job well done. He called on ANED to ensure the project initiatives are made to continue and that efforts should be made to invite donor agencies to fund the DisCos capacity development initiatives. Capacity building according to him is the key to any organisation’s improved performance and productivity.
The project’s closing ceremony was held at Rockview Royal Hotels, Abuja and attended by MDCEOs, DisCos chiefs and heads of human resources, NAPTIN-AFD Project Implementation Unit, Intec, USAID, AFD and European Union.
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.