The Managing Director, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Engr. Ernest Mupwaya, has commissioned a training facility valued at N10 million in Abuja to improve the service efficiency of its 2,700 staff, Daily Trust reports.

Engr. Mupwaya, after commissioning the AEDC Learning Centre, said the facility would help the Distribution Company (DisCo) to reposition the staff to meet customers’ expectations. AEDC justified getting the facility which cost about N10m annually rather than spending huge sums renting hotels to hold its many training programmes.

On the company’s annual performance improvement target, the AEDC boss said the Aggregate Technical, Collection and Commercial (ATC&C) losses when the DisCo took over in 2013 was 50%. “We want to land at 38% and then next year, we should be around 27% so that in five years’ time, we would have made the utility very efficient and that will translate to generating more resources,” he said.