The Nigerian precision engineering, technology, and heavy industries company, ZEETIN Engineering, has been assured of steady power supply by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), as it prepares to begin production at its Idu heavy-duty factory, in Abuja.
This assurance was given by the Executive Director of Corporate Services of AEDC, Faruk Aliyu, in response to a public complaint by ZEETIN of inadequate power supply for its factory at Idu, when he led a delegation to the factory last week Thursday.
Concerned about the firm public outcry, Aliyu took a working tour of the facility with a view to proffering solutions to ZEETIN’s needs in its drive to commence production of high-tech machines, heavy-duty equipment, machines and spare parts in Nigeria.
While welcoming the AEDC team, the Managing Director of ZEETIN, Azibaola Robert, represented by the Manager, Operations, Mr Abiola Adeniyi, told AEDC, that “Power has been the greatest challenge in our bid to bring Nigeria to the world as a technologically advanced country. It is a very serious challenge which must effectively be dealt with to ensure that we have an uninterrupted, seamless power supply for our production.”
Robert added: “We have installed very sensitive and expensive energy-consuming machines here that must operate under well-controlled power supply conditions, and we need the help of AEDC for our energy needs.”
In response, the leader of the AEDC team assured of synergy between ZEETIN and AEDC to actualise the goals of the factory for the benefit of Nigeria.
While expressing delight over the milestone achieved by ZEETIN in setting up its technology factory, with an array of machines and equipment already installed, Aliyu assured that AEDC would work out a solution for steady power to the factory.
“AEDC is a responsible corporate organisation committed to quality service delivery to all our customers. We are striving daily to do just that and keep them satisfied.
“So, when we heard of your complaint, we deemed it expedient to come to see things for ourselves. Having come here we are satisfied that you mean business, and we mean business too. We are proud of the state-of-the-art technology-based machines assembled here in your factory,” he said.
Aliyu assured the advanced engineering company of AEDC’s capacity and readiness to provide it with regular power supply, “to keep all these critical machines running and producing.
“We will partner with you, support you; because we give priority to the provision of power to meet the energy needs of our customers and we are readily available to sort out any challenges or issues that may arise in your power consumption needs,” Aliyu added.
In his remarks, the management of ZEETIN Engineering, however, assured AEDC of its
“readiness to fill any gap in the technology needs of AEDC by producing, locally to international standards, the transformers, high tension electric masts and other power transmission devices it may need, thereby reducing the foreign exchange needs of AEDC and saving the company vital scarce resources.”