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Electricity firm moves to improve service to Kano, other customers


KEEN to cement business ties with maximum number of customers, the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has pledged a new power supply regime that will effectively sustain the operation of hundreds of industries in Kano.

  Besides, KEDCO has concluded plans to introduce a five-year tariff friendly structure particularly to industrial customers with the aim of reducing the effect of the new electricity tariff, which is about 45 per cent high.

  Hundreds of booming manufacturers and industries in Kano have all turned moribund with thousands of workers rendered jobless owing to acute power supply. Unfortunately the few working industries are on the verge of collapse due to huge cost of tariff for the energy they hardly consume, coupled with operational hurdles.

  During KEDCO customer’s relations’ tour to manufacturers in Kano, Managing Director of KEDCO, Alhaji Jamilu Isyaku Guwamna assured them of regular power supply to stabilize the industrial sector in the state.

  KEDCO boss, who was not oblivious of the current challenges bedeviling the effective functioning of the power sector, reassured consumers of determination to fix its technical fault and restore better service.

He noted that KEDCO is undergoing a restructuring to pay adequate attention to industrial customers due to their strategic position in the survival of the nation economy.

  On the issue of high tariff, Alhaji Guwamna insisted that the power that regulate tariff rest in the hands of the regulating agency, which KEDCO has no power to tamper with.

  Reacting to challenges facing manufacturers in Kano, CEO, Dala Foods and former Vice President Manufacturers Association of Nigeria MAN, Alhaji Madugu said industries could hardly survive the current tariff cost due to current economic reality in the country.

  “Increasing tariff now considering the situation of the country it is unrealistic and unacceptable. We appreciate the fact that KEDCO needs to recover their operational and some other cost but I can assure you it will not work the way they see it.”

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