By Bosede Olufunmi
Kano, Feb. 1, 2021 The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) says removal of power distribution bottlenecks in the state’s franchise will improve the sub-sector and service delivery.
KEDCO’s Managing Director, Mr Jamil Gwamna, stated this in a statement by Ibrahim Shawai, Head, Corporate Communication, on Monday in Kano.
According to Gwamna, bottlenecks such as meter bypass, meter theft, vandalism, illegal connections, amongst other fraudulent practices, acted against power distribution.
“The threat, not limited to Kano DisCo alone has now become a big challenge as it often threatens service delivery and lead to huge economic losses for DisCos and even the government”, he said.
Gwamna said that efforts had been put in place in Kano franchise to ensure that activities of fraudsters did not impede the progress made by the Federal Government and distribution companies.
The KEDCO head noted that the company had been monitoring and collaborating with communities and other stakeholders because it was a big challenge.
“It takes years of consistent investment and maintenance; all of a sudden someone for whatever reasons will come and vandalise them in a twinkle of an eye.
“This is not good for power distribution business in the country,” Gwamna said.
He appealed to customers to support the company in the fight against vandalism.