Nigerian Air Force Seeks Kaduna Electric Support For ‘Operation Dole’
The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company has been called upon to accord priority to military formations, especially the Nigerian Air Force Base, Kaduna, to enhance operational efficiency of the service.
The Commander, Nigerian Air Force 335 Base Service Group, Kaduna, Air Commodore Bello Garba, stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the corporate headquarters of Kaduna Electric yesterday.
Air Commodore Bello Garba disclosed that the Nigerian Air Force is actively involved in Operation Lafiya Dole in the North East, Operation Save Heaven in Jos, Plateau State, and Operation Sharan Daji in parts of Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Niger States, adding that the NAF Base Kaduna is providing air and ground supports to the fighters involved in the three operations.
He underscores the strategic importance of Kaduna Electric to the success of their operations. “The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company is of great importance to the success of these and all other operations the Nigerian Air Force is involved; hence the visit,’’ he stated.
He, therefore, appealed to the Managing Director of Kaduna Electric to “place the NAF 335 Base Service Group on the top list of its priority customers in terms of power distribution, to enable us remain combat ready round the clock,’’ and assured the Electricity Company of the service’s determination to live-up to its own side of the bargain.
The Managing Director of Kaduna Electric, Engineer Garba Haruna, who spoke through the Chief Marketing and Customers Services Officer, Mallam Murtala Bello, commended the Commander for the visit and assured him of the Company’s resolve to strengthen the strategic business partnership existing between Kaduna Electric and the Air Force Base.
He announced that two separate teams were recently constituted by both Kaduna Electric and the Nigerian Air Force to verify electricity bills of the latter and promised the best of services to the NAF Base.
High points of the visit were the exchange of gift items by the two parties.