Kano – The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has expressed concern over the sharp drop in power generation in the country, blaming the situation on vandalisation of cables and other facilities.
The Chief Technical Officer of the company, Mr David Omoloye, made the remark while addressing newsmen in Kano on Monday.
“Power generation has dropped sharply due to vandalisation of our cables and other facilities,” Omoloye said
He said that the ugly situation had put the company in a serious crisis as it could no longer meet the demands of its customers.
“We are in a major crisis. Electricity is not available and our customers are not happy,” he said.
According to him, out of the 800 megawatts required, only 50mw is allocated to the company to distribute to its customers in Kano, Katsina, Jigawa and parts of Bauchi State.
He said that the situation had negatively impacted on the company’s business as it was now finding it difficult to satisfy its customers’ demand.
The chief technical officer, therefore, called on the customers to bear with the company in view of the enormous challenges it was facing.
“We are really constrained. So, the impact on our business is very bad,” he said.
“We are calling on our customers to understand the challenges we are facing.
He disclosed that the company had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with some major investors on renewable energy. (NAN)