IBEDC hosts SARPA workshop

AS part of IBEDC’s leading strides in the power sector it hosted the South African Revenue Protection Agency (SARPA) in a knowledge sharing meeting on revenue protection strategies last week.

SARPA was founded in 1997 with the aim to promote exchange of information and finding solutions to the protection of income and assets among utility companies.

This year’s edition focused on some of these emerging issues plaguing the electricity distribution business.

The event which held at Jogor Centre, Ibadan, was attended by a host of dignitaries from the electricity sector and other relevant stakeholders in Nigeria.

In the opening remarks, Mr Abimbola Odubiyi thanked everyone for their continued participation and support of the SARPA initiatives in the region. Thereafter, he was confirmed as the Ag. Chairman of SARPA, replacing Mr John Abbas.

The Technical Advisor of SARPA, Mr Rens Bindeman, then went ahead to introduce the agenda for this year’s edition of the meeting, while emphasising on the strides SARPA had made in ensuring the growth of the utilities industry.

Presentations were made by Mr Udi Nsisak of PHED, Anton Fourie of AEDC and Mr Ola Ayodeji of IBEDC.  These presentations covered key areas in the ongoing strategies at safeguarding the industry against energy theft.