The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kaduna Electric, Garba Haruna, has described vandalism of power supply assets and energy theft as the biggest challenges militating against steady power supply in the company’s franchise area, THISDAY reports.

He made the assertion yesterday in Kaduna when he paid a courtesy visit to the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Command, Mr. Agyole Abeh, in his office. Haruna said that North-West Power Limited, the promoter of Kaduna Electric, made an initial investment of 168 million US dollars to acquire the electricity company and has made further investment of billions of naira to strengthen and reinforce the network after taking over.

He, however, lamented that the company’s effort is being undermined by the menace of energy theft and vandalism. He therefore appealed to the police chief for protection of the company’s facilities and personnel, stating that the visit was aimed at strengthening the existing relationship between the company and the state police command.