The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has set up a joint task force to fight against the stealing and damage of its installed equipment.
The Managing Director of the company, Dr. Jamilu Isiyaku Gwamna on Thursday lamented how the company lost equipments worth over N150 million in three months to activities of vandals and vandalism in Kano State.
Gwamna spoke at the launch of the Joint Task Force which comprises of the Nigeria Police, State Security Service, and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for Katsina State, on Thursday.
He said, “Vandalism has always been a serious problem and challenge to power distribution in Nigeria.
“I remembered two and the half years ago, what really prompted us to setting up of a Joint Task Force, JTF was within three months we lost equipments worth over N150 million.
“That is totally unacceptable and we felt that we need to do something about it. And that was why we set up the JTF to ensure the hindrance to continuous supply of power to our teeming customers is carteled.
“We employ you to safeguard all assets of the company, ensure that all vandals are arrested and prosecuted, to also ensure that illegal connections that deprived genuine customers from getting power supply are prevented.
“I assure you that we will provide all the necessary logistics needed for you to ensure that you perform your task creditably because this is very important by ensuring that issues of vandalism and tempering with our equipment (transformers and cables among others) would be a thing of the past,” Dr. Gwamna stated.
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