By Myke Uzendu.
The Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Engr. Dr. Sule A. Abdulaziz has tasked Management staff with developing more synergy towards sustaining the company’s milestones and moving it to a higher level of efficiency.Engr. Abdulaziz gave the charge while addressing Executive Directors, General Managers as well as Regional Heads of TCN at the opening session of the TCN Management retreat at the Ibom Icon Hotel and Golf Resort Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, recently.
He remarked that the retreat provides a platform for the participants to synergize and improve on teamwork.
According to him, “High on my expectations is also the building of a team that will not only appreciate the benefits of teamwork but also embrace high management performance through facilitation, communication, and collaborative relationships” according to statement by Ndidi Mbah, General Manager, Public Affairs of TCN.
Speaking on the theme, ‘Managing Change in a Renewed Organisation’, Engr. Abdulaziz said the retreat was aimed at achieving the strategic objective of giving TCN a new direction to enable it to occupy its pride of place within the context of the electricity market in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) and the West African sub-region.
He said, “You will agree with me that so much change has occurred both in our organization and the marketplace that requires us to redouble our efforts to ensure that we move TCN to the next level in operational efficiency.” Engr. Abdulaziz said that this is more important at a time when President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is working to reverse the deficit in power supply.
He commended the TCN Management staff for their collective contributions towards achieving the modest milestones TCN has recorded so far.
He said, “together, we have expanded TCN’s capacity and also brought a measure of stability and discipline to the grid. We have substantially upgraded our facilities and can evacuate more bulk electricity to distribution load centers nationwide”. Engr. Abdulaziz, however noted that the team most not rest on its oars as there is much more to be done. He charged every participant to continue to work hard as emerging challenges will constantly test staff capacity to innovate.
The opening session had in attendance the Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Emmanuel Udom, and other top government functionaries.