Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) says it had fashioned out ways to addressing energy theft in 2019 to check economic loss as well as meet up the N48 billion target for the year. Dr Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna (Sardaunan Gombe), The Managing Director of KEDCO disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen in Kano recently.
“Energy theft is a serious economic issue because it involves the connection of energy without the knowledge of the company. This is often also referred to as illegal connection. We have a target for 2019, which is N4 billion monthly and N48 billion for the whole year. The fear is that if nothing is done to nip this menace in the bud, we may not achieve our target for the in-coming year.”
“We have put structures and strategies on ground to ensure that such nefarious activities are checked and brought to a halt in 2019. So for those in the acts, it won’t be business as usual in 2019, I assure you,” he added. The KEDCO boss also warned that anyone caught in these illegal and unlawful acts, would be handled over to the police for necessary legal action, hinting that staff would also be placed on red alert against any form of collusion.
Source: The Guardian