Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has appointed Alhaji Ibrahim Sani Shawai as its new Head of Corporate Communication unit.
According to the management, the move is to re-birth the image of the company so as to galvanise strategies aimed at giving maximum satisfaction to all KEDCO stakeholders.
The appointment was approved by KEDCO Managing Director, Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna, on Friday.
In a congratulatory message, , Jamilu Gwamna charged Shawai to map out strategies to re-birth the image and identity of the company for the benefit of KEDCO stakeholders.
Shawai is a member of five professional bodies including the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR); Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON); Society of Professional Journalists.
Alhaji Ibrahim Sani Shawai, who was born on February 26, 1974, 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 in Journalism in 2002.
Prior to his appointment, Shawai, a principal consultant with various organisations, had served in the following capacities as: 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.
In his acceptance letter, Shawai said, “The future of every company in contemporary times rests on Public Relation and effective communication channel. This is often the reason management consults media experts to manage the image of their companies and I assure you all I will not disappoint.
According to him, “Having been a believer of team work for years, I hope to work with everyone in a team-like manner to achieve the objectives of the company and mandate as expected. So, I look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energise our efforts of growing KEDCO’s revenue through good communicative means.
“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,” he said.
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 reputable distribution company.