Kano, Jigawa, Katsina Electricity Consumers Owe Over N10 Billion Debts In 7 Months – KEDCO

The  Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has said that between January and July, 2019 alone, it had recorded over N10 billion “uncollectible” outstanding debts from it customers

Head of KEDCO Corporate Communication, Ibrahim Sani Shawai , who made the disclosure on Thursday stressed that the development was “not good” for business.

He said a private enterprise that has to pay to get electricity from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) as well as
other Generating Companies (GenCos) in the country, could not survive any loss of this magnitude.

He added that the  problem of illegal connection by saboteurs alongside lackadaisical attitude of some of their customers in paying their electricity bills posed serious threat to the operational activities of the company.

Shawai  .noted that these challenges affect the company’s effort at meeting the electricity demand in their franchise states of Kano, Jigawa and Katsina.

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According to the company ,increasing wave of power theft, and vandalism of their facilities as the major challenges affecting power distribution in Kano, Jigawa and Katsina states.

The company however appealed to  host communities to protect electricity transformers and other facilities against the activities of saboteurs and conserve power by switching-off  all electrical appliances when not in use, as this would improve power in the country..

Shawai further disclosed that a new whistleblower policy that will enable individuals to report cases of electricity abuse in their communities was in the offing, adding that the company would reward such whistleblowers with five percent of whatever amount the offender will be charged.

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