By Agatha Chitumu, Abuja

The Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Engr. Dr. Sule A. Abdulaziz has reiterated the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration commitment to reversing the deficit in power supply in the country.

He has therefore tasked Management staff on the need to synergize towards sustaining the company’s milestones and moving it to a higher level of efficiency.

Abdulaziz gave the charge at the opening session of the TCN Management retreat held at the Ibom Icon Hotel and Golf Resort Uyo in Akwa Ibom State.

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The opening session had in attendance the Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Emmanuel Udom, and other top government functionaries.

While speaking to Executive Directors, General Managers and Regional Heads of TCN on the theme, ‘Managing Change in a Renewed Organisation’, the acting MD and CEO disclosed that the retreat was aimed at achieving the strategic objective of giving TCN a new direction.

According to him, the moves was to enable the company occupied 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.”

“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”.

“You must not rest on your oars as there is much more to be done. Every participant should continue to work hard as emerging challenges will constantly test staff capacity to innovate.

“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.”

He then commended the Management staff for their collective contributions towards achieving the modest milestones TCN has recorded so far.