A matter of urgent public importance on the indiscriminate disconnection of electricity supply in Katsina and other local governments by KEDCO has been raised and deliberated on the floor of Katsina State House Of Assembly.
The House leader Hon. Hambali Faruq who represents Katsina local government raised the matter during the plenary which was presided over by the Speaker Rt. Hon Abubakar Yahaya kusada.
Hon Hambali faruq decried that the manner in which KEDCO disconnect the people with electricity ,coupled with unnecessary charges that are not being reflected in the electricity bill remained a source of worry to the electorates .
The law maker emphasised that it is high time for the legislature to address the lingering problems being posed by the KEDCO in order to protect the interest of the people.
Some of the members who contributed during the deliberation on the motion pointed out that the people have for long been suffering in silence while KEDCO which is a mere company has been operating unchecked and unchallenged, thereby causing more harm than good to the people in the state.
The members expressed displeasure on the activities of KEDCO despite the fact that over 70% of its responsibilities are being shouldered by the state government and yet there has not been remarkable improvement in the electricity supply.
The lawmakers attributed the current electricity hardship the people are experiencing to the subotage from KEDCO as the government has been spending huge amount in connecting the communities with electricity.
After a thorough deliberation on the motion, the speaker Hon Abubakar Yahaya Kusada formed a seven-member committee to look in to the matter .