Contrary to reports that the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDC) has been handed over to new investors, the management of the company has said that the company is yet to be handed over in line with the ongoing privatisation programme in the power sector.
The management also appealed to its customers to desist from obstructing Kaduna Electricity Distribution staff from carrying out their legitimate duties for the simple fact that new owners have taken over the company.
The Acting Assistant General Manager (Public Affairs), KEDC, Uche Oranye in a press statement issued yesterday in Kaduna encouraged its customers to still pay their electricity bills in the various business units, service centres, cash points and designated banks nearest them.
“The management of KEDC wishes to inform its esteemed customers in Kaduna, Zamfara, Kebbi and Sokoto states that the company is yet to be handed over to the new investors in line with the ongoing privatization programme in the sector and we are appealing to our customers to stop obstructing staff of the company from carrying out their legitimate duties for the simple fact that new owners have taken over the company.
“In view of the development, our customers in these states are therefore encouraged to still pay their electricity bills in our business units, service centres, cash points and designated banks nearest them. Individuals constructing or carrying out business under our 11, 132 and 330KV lines are advised in their own interest to desist from such as the consequences could lead to loss of property and death,” he said.
He thanked customers in Kaduna and Kebbi state for their restraint maturity and support to the company following the repair works being carried out after the collapse of the 330KV towers in Maiyama local government area in Kebbi state.