The Management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), has approved the appointment of Sani Bala Sani as the new Head of Corporate Communications, in an effort to improve service delivery and efficiency to its various states of operations.
The appointment, which was made known to newsmen in a statement on Thursday, is part of the Management’s efforts of realigning the company’s workforce for improved operational efficiency and corporate effectiveness.
The statement charged the new Head of Communications to drive management’s renewed commitment towards improving the organisation’s corporate visibility and brand reputation necessary to through enhanced communication strategy.
According to the statement, “Prior to his appointment, Sani was Heading Special Consumer Group (SCG) whose job role was to oversee KEDCO’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), championed the provision of social services to the poor and vulnerable communities, which birthed an era of unflinching support to women in Dausayi, Dausara and Dankunkuru villages in Kano state.
“He also led in providing succor to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Kiyawa, Jigawa State and panshekara, Kano all in his desire for improving KEDCOs corporate image and objectives of customer centricity.
“Sani Bala’s versatility in CSR and PR activities was instrumental to KEDCO’s emergence as the winner of the 7th African Power sector award, organised by the African Power and Energy Elites, POWERGEN Africa and African Utility Week, whereby Kano DISCO beat Safi Analytics and Senegalese National Electricity Company to clinch victory, in South Africa.
Before his position as the Head of Special Consumer Group, Sani had worked as the company’s acting head of corporate communications for 5 years, where he laid the foundation on which the unit thrived post-privatisation of the DISCOs. During this period, he deployed potent communication strategies and policies with which KEDCO sailed through the rigors of transition.”
Sani, who is a graduate of Usmanu Dan-Fodio University, Sokoto and University of Salford, in Manchester, United Kingdom holds a BA in Linguistic, majored in English and MA in International Relations and Globalisation, is expected to rebuild on his past successes of repositioning and realigning the unit with the company’s corporate vision, mission and core values.
He is also a member of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and also, attended many PR and communication trainings especially with Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), notably, crises communication for corporate leaders, Digital Media Marketing for strategic positioning, Strategic communication for 21st Century Managers among other leadership trainings.