Kaduna Electric Decries Energy Theft , Huge debt , Vandalism
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Kaduna Electric, Engr. Garba Haruna, has decried some of the obstacles besetting the company’s operations such as energy theft, huge debts being owed by Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) and vandalism.
The MD, who was speaking at an interactive session between the company and its premium customers consisting of the military, traditional rulers and other stakeholders, said despite the challenges, the company is not relenting in ensuring that the customers enjoyed steady supply of electricity.
“We have had series of meetings with top officials of the military recently in Abuja in order to fashion a way to recover the debt we are being owed. Another area we have considered is waiver to enable them pay whatever is mutually agreed on.”
He reiterated the company’s commitment to providing improved supply of power in response to the promises made by the Federal Government to support the downstream sector of the electricity industry.
The customers equally had the opportunity to air their views on issues of concern to them. Most of the issues bordered on what they termed incorrect meter reading, outrageous bills, power fluctuations, low voltage and meter calibration.
Some also accused staff of Kaduna Electric of vandalism among others.