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In a bold move to shore up its image, the management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has appointed Alhaji Ibrahim Sani Shawai, as its new Head of Corporate Communication unit.

Shawai is expected to lead the electricity distribution company to execute its plans to revamp public communication and galvanize strategies aimed at giving maximum satisfaction to KEDCO’s publics.

In a message congratulating Shawai for the appointment, KEDCO Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna, tasked the new head of Corporate Communications to “map out strategies to rebirth the image and identity of the company to the benefit of all stakeholders.”

Shawai, a member of five professional bodies including the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) Advertising practitioner’s council of Nigeria (APCON) Society of professional Journalist, was appointed through a letter signed by Dr. Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna, the Managing Director of the company and made available on Monday June 2, 2019.

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Born on Feb 26, 1974, Shawai graduated from the prestigious Bayero University, Kano where he studied Mass Communication in 1999 and later proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for a master’s degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy in 2010.

He was also trained at the DW Radio Academy, Germany, where he obtained an International Certificate for Journalism in 2002.

The renowned media consultant and political analyst, has worked with several world class organizations both at the National and International levels with avalanche experience from different quotas that could be harnessed to better the image of any organization.

Prior to his appointment, Shawai who was a Principal Consultant with various organizations, had served in the following capacities: as the Senior Special Assistant to the Kano State Government on Societal Re-orientation Programme; Gombe State Correspondent, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN); Information Officer, Kano State Ministry of Information; News Editor, Programme Producer/Presenter, DW Radio Bonn, Germany; Senior Manager, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC); Executive Assistant, Dantata Foods and Allied Products Ltd; Media Consultant with Compass Media and Communication Consult.

Shawai had also undertaken several leadership training courses and attended quite a handful of local and international conferences on image making, peace and development, Radio and Television productions, good governance told newsmen.

Reacting to his appointment, the reputation manager expressed his happiness with the management of KEDCO for deeming him fit for a challenging position, assuring that he would leverage on his experience to better the image of KEDCO through clearly visible image re-branding measures.

His words: “The future of every company in contemporary times rests on Public Relations and effective communication channel. This is often the reason management consult media experts to manage their companies’ image and I assure you all, I will not disappoint.

“As a firm believer in team work, I hope to work with everyone in the communications unit to achieve the objectives of the company and mandate as expected. I look forward to working with the highly motivated and team-oriented staff of KEDCO to energize our efforts of growing the firm’s revenue through effective communicative skills.”

“In an ever-changing world like ours, we would strive as a team to maintain the credible reputation of KEDCO as well as create a favorable working environment for the company to grow its potential according to the company’s set vision and objectives.

Shawai therefore, appealed to workers in the unit to give him the necessary support with a view to building the company’s respect and capacity to contribute to the power sector, as a refutable distribution company.


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