From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
The management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has appealed to customers and other stakeholders to encourage metering, restating it’s commitment to metering process.
The company warned against attempts to frustrate the process. In a Press Statement signed by the Head, Corporate Communications of the company, Mr. Ibrahim Sani Shawai, “the Management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has restated its commitment to metering in line with the Federal Government’s metering initiative in Nigeria.”
According to him, “thousands of households have been metered and the metering scheme is still ongoing so as to bridge the remaining gaps.
“Our metering has remained free and we still insist it is free, hence any acts towards sabotaging our efforts towards free of charge metering whether staff or none staff would not be tolerated and would be prosecuted.
“We are committed to ensuring end of estimated billing system in Kano franchise and we will roll out more phases of metering going forward to complement the present phase.
“KEDCO also warns against meter apathy from customers because we have observed that some customers deliberately refuse metering, this is unacceptable to us as metering is the way forward for Kano franchise.
“We appeal to the general public to report any extortion before, during or after metering to any KEDCO offices nearest to you while urging customers to embrace metering.”