Customers without Prepaid Meters will be disconnected, Kaduna Electricity Company warns

- Advertisement -

Read this News in: English | Igbo | Hausa | Yoruba

This News is also available in audio!

The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company has disclosed its plans to embark on a massive rollout of prepaid meters starting Friday this week.

The Electricity Company also warned that any customer who rejects the prepaid meter being rolled out, would be disconnected.

The Managing Director and CEO of the distribution company, Engr. Garba Haruna, disclosed this on Thursday, in Kaduna.

His words, “We are embarking on mass meter rollout to be launched in Kaduna from Friday, from one location to the other, throughout our four franchise states to ensure the energy we are releasing is being metered.”

He lamented that only about 30 per cent of bills are collected monthly, which makes it difficult to meet the company’s obligations.

“It is from what you pay in bills that we improve service. We may have one million metres rolled out in our franchise area. The customer has no choice for metering. Anybody that rejects meter, we will withdraw our service. Each stakeholder has a responsibility in ensuring a stable power supply in the country,” he stressed.

Speaking further, he said, “As I am sitting here, I am a customer of the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company. We are all stakeholders. If someone along the value chain does not do his job, we will have a problem. Everybody has a role to play.”

“The kilowatts we are enjoying is produced somewhere. 80 per cent of the power that we are consuming comes from gas, which is produced by international companies.”

He lamented that one of the areas that usually leads to the shortage of targeted revenue is energy theft, which if addressed, will result in an improved power supply to paying customers.

On infrastructure deficit, the Electricity Boss lamented that they had inherited a lot of decay which they are gradually trying to address.

“We cannot solve all the problems because there are those we inherited, but we will do our best,” he assured.

He further charged all customers to pay their bills promptly to ensure improved service delivery.

“Our Staff that go about with ladders to disconnect power is an additional cost to us. They are not supposed to be doing that. You are supposed to go to the bank or service point to pay to get better services,” he advised.

Auto Draft
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -advert - Customers without Prepaid Meters will be disconnected, Kaduna Electricity Company warns
- Advertisement -Vista Hotel Advertisement - Customers without Prepaid Meters will be disconnected, Kaduna Electricity Company warns

Most Recent

COVID-19: Group inagurates 13 ward executives in Kaduna South for data collection

The Nigerian Youth Compact on COVID-19, under the auspices of United Nation Initiative, Kaduna State Chapter, has on Tuesday inaugurated thirteen ward executives in...

5 useful features of your Android Smartphone

Have you not wondered whether your Android Smartphone could perform much more tasks other than making calls, sending text messages, internet surfing, WhatsApp etc? Today,...

HEKAN President bags doctorate degree

The President of the United Church of Christ in Nations (HEKAN), Rev Amos G. Kiri has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Strategic...

Life can never be the same again, residents in Osun State cry out

Residents in Osun State have called on the Osun State Government to intervene in their plight, which according to them, has left many of...

Osun State Civil Servants excited as Govt. moves to increase minimum wage, lift ban on Salary Increment, Promotions

The Governor of Osun State, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, has approved a new minimum wage for workers in Osun State. The Osun State Governor made the...
Auto Draft

Hanoky Media is hiring Freelance News Reporters    Click here to learn more about this job Close

error: Alert: Content is protected !!
Share via
Copy link