An audit firm, EOH Coastal & Environmental Services (CES), has rated Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) high in its diligent treatment of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) operations.
The rating according to a statement from the AEDC’s spokesman, Ahmed Shekarau, includes the company’s management of enterprise risks.
The auditors, after the conclusion of the company’s operation audit that lasted between October 16 and 20, 2017, lauded the prudent financial management at a time that the power sector strived towards transformation and efficiency.
The South Africa-based audit firm conducted the exercise for CEC Africa and the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) with its focus on the activities, programmes and projects being undertaken by AEDC to manage the HSE risks it could be exposed to as a business, the statement said.
During the exercise, the team comprising two expatriates visited several locations across the FCT, including two newly installed cradle guards, seven distribution substations and eight injection substations to assess the operational standards at the facilities.
After the audit, the team reported that the AEDC management has demonstrated “full and verifiable commitment by providing the right personnel, systems and a commendable framework for the allocation of material and financial resources for the management of HSE and enterprise risks,” the statement said.