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Jos DisCo: Vigilante apprehends 12 energy vandals in Bauchi, Gombe

Nov 23, 2022

A statement signed by the Head of Corporate Communications, Jos Electricity Distribution Company, Dr. Friday Adakole Elijah has indicated that 12 electricity vandals have been apprehended by men of the Vigilante group in Bauchi and Gombe State. Elijah said the vandals were caught after the new managing director, Engr. Abdu Bello Mohammed synergized with security agencies promising to work with them as partners in progress. Giving the break down, the Spokesman for Jos DisCo said in Bauchi, the suspected vandals numbering eight had succeeded in vandalising 300KVA substation at Yankari, 33kV Feder in Alkaleri Local Government Area by cutting 30 meters of 70mm2 and 6 meters of 150 mm3 as well as draining the transformer oil.

Jos DISCO Fraternizes With Unions, Appreciates Staff

Nov 23, 2022

The Managing Director, Jos Electricity Distribution Plc, Engr Abdu Bello Mohammed, has called for the support of the two in-house unions to enable the company to succeed in its quest for revenue growth in a press statement made available to journalists on Tuesday morning and signed by Dr. Friday Adakole Elijah, Head, Corporate Communications. Engr Mohammed also commended the staff of the company for embracing the new reforms which he said were already manifesting in the company’s revenue generation.

Help us fight energy thieves — Electricity regulators, begs Police, Emir

Nov 23, 2022

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission alongside the Management of Jos Electricity Distribution Company has urged the Bauchi Emirate Council and the Nigerian Police to help stem the tide of energy theft and vandalism of Electricity facilities in the State. The Vice Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Musiliu Oseni made the call during a courtesy call on the Emir of Bauchi, His Royal Majesty, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman in his Palace and the Commissioner of Police Mr. Umar Mamman Sanda last Monday.

NERC, JEDC Partners Bauchi Emirate Council, Police To Tackle Energy Theft & Vandalism

Nov 23, 2022

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission alongside the Management of Jos Electricity Distribution in an official statement through Dr. Friday Adakole Elijah, Head, Corporate Communications of JED plc has urged the Bauchi Emirate Council and the Nigerian Police to help stem the tide of energy theft and vandalism of Electricity facilities in the state


Jul 05, 2021

The Management of Jos Electricity Distribution Plc is to invest about seven billion, two hundred million naira (N7.2 B) in its quest to expand its network. This was disclosed by the Executive Director, Finance and Account, Alhaji Mamamlafia Umar last Wednesday during the opening of bids for the company’s capital projects for 2021 at Lamonde Hotel, Jos, Plateau State. Alhaji Umar further disclosed that the above amount was different from the additional five billion, two hundred million million naira ( N5.2 B) already injected into the metering programme by the company. He explained that at the end of the investment, customers would have the cause to be happy as there would be stable and steady power supply.


Mar 07, 2021

In order to stem vandalism of its installations, the Management of Jos Electricity Distribution Plc has commenced sensitization and engagement of communities in its area of coverage. To this effect, communities such as Bwandang, Dilimi, Fwabul and Gangare were sensitized over the weekend. Addressing the representatives of the communities which comprises of traditional rulers, religious leaders, youth leaders as well as leaders of the various security outfits, Musa Abdullahi and Cyprian Alvinmax Yenkwo, the Head of Security and Safety respectively urged the communities to take ownership of JED PLC installations in their domains by securing them from vandals. According to the duo, "We are poised to serve you better than before but how can we achieve that when our facilities in your domains are being vandalised on a regular basis?".

"We are aware that these facilities belongs to our company but you are the ultimate beneficiaries because it is serving you. You should therefore not allow it to be vandalised by agents of darkness",
they pleaded. The communities were encouraged to expose anyone seen stealing energy in their domains as according to Jos Electricity Distribution Plc,
"those stealing energies are cheating and insulting the legitimate customers",
"they are cheating you. You should not allow them to continue to be cheating you. Kindly expose them".
The company also urged customers to reciprocate their qualitative services by promptly paying for their consumed energies. Torch lights were freely distributed to the various local security apparatus to facilitate their easy movement in protecting the installations in their localities. Responding, the various communities who said they were happy with the sensitization promised to provide security around electricity installations in their various communities. The community engagements were attended by the Commander neighbour Watch, Mallam Guda, his Deputy, Ado Mohammed, Alhaji Kabiru S. Hassan (Councillor), Mohammed Balla, Sani Suleiman, Nasiru Mohammed, and the Gangare community leader, Alhaji Ali. Others were the Ward Head, Ahmed Garba, Yahaya Abdullahi, the Vigilante Commander, Hamza Abubakar, Mohammed Ibrahim, Sani MK Sani, Sa'idu Ibrahim, Samantha Ya'u Adams, A. A. Aliyu, Umar A. Aliyu amongst others. Dr. Friday Adakole Elijah Head, Corporate Communications


Mar 07, 2021

Dear Customer(s), There will be a planned outage as scheduled by the Transmission Company of Nigeria to carry out maintenance on shiroro 1 & 2 lines on the 27th of February, 2021 between 10 am and 5 pm. This will subject our feeders to serious load shedding within the period of the exercise. The Management of Jos Electricity Distribution Plc based on the above call on her esteemed customers within the affected areas to bear with the company by making alternative arrangements for their energy within the period of the maintenance. Supply will be restored as soon as the maintenance is completed. Thanking you in anticipation of your usual understanding and support as we strive to serve you better. Stay blessed. Stay safe. Dr Friday Adakole Elijah Head, Corporate Communications.