KEDCO lists out reasons Katsina, 2 other states can’t have 24-hour power supply
The Managing Director of Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO, Dr. Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna has shown his anger over what he termed as high rate of vandalism, energy theft, illegal connection and others are the obstacles which according to him, are hindering output of his company.
He expressed optimism that the company can generate 24-hour power supply with cooperation of its customers by meeting its objections through prompt payment of their bills.
Gwamna who revealed this on Monday Kano, while speaking to reporters, said that for distribution to be a success within the states under KEDCO, all bottlenecks must be removed.
The DisCo boss listed some of the bottlenecks as energy theft, vandalism, illegal connections amongst other things, added that some customer’s refusal to pay their bills was also a threat to the operational target of the company.
According to him, it is possible to have 24-hour power supply if these bottlenecks are removed in partnership with customers and the host communities.
Mr Gwamna noted that customers and host communities were always seen as major stakeholders especially on issues that bother on security of installations, adding that vandalism could be better detected by members of the host communities and customers everywhere.
He noted that the major help the customers and host communities could render was to report cases of attempted vandalism and energy lose to the authorities, adding that with that the company would be better placed to provide 24-hour power to meet the energy consumption of customers in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States.