KEDCO launches special security task force to protect power installations in Katsina
The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has launched a Joint Task Force (JTF) for its Katsina State zonal office to safeguard electricity installations and other equipment in the area from vandals.
Membership of the task force is drawn from officers and men of the Nigeria Police, the DSS as well as the Nigeria Civil Defence and Security Company (NCDSC).
“We are doing this today to protect our installations because electricity power pieces of equipment are quite expensive and whenever installations are tampered with, it sets the company back and reduces our capacity to serve our customers,” KEDCO Managing Director, Dr. Jamilu Isiyaku Gwamna, said at the ceremony which attracted the Katsina State Commissioner of Police, the state commanders of the DSS and the NCDSC as well as traditional rulers, among other dignitaries.
He urged communities hosting KEDCO installations are to collaborate with the task force by providing useful information or early warning signals that will help to protect the company’s equipment for the purpose of serving the people of the state.
On his part, the District Head of Katsina (Magajin Garin Katsina), Alhaji Aminu Abdulmumini represented by the Wakilin Kudu, Alhaji Audu Iliyasu said the emirate has put in place a committee to look after transformer installations, report and arrest vandals and saboteurs.
Earlier, the Chief Corporate Service, KEDCO, Salisu Abdulsalam in his welcome address said successes recorded by the joint task force in Kano prompted the company’s decision to replicate it in Katsina adding that same will be extended to Jigawa before the end of the year.
The company which has its jurisdiction as Kano, Katsina, and Jigawa states however handed over operational vehicles to the task force team to ensure smooth operation.