The Kano Electricity Distribution Plc. (KEDCO) has energized new distribution transformers in four rural communities in Kano state , so as to boost socio-economic activities in the areas. In a statement released by KEDCO’s spokesman, Mohammed Kandi, it said the effort was aimed at raising the standard of living in the benefiting communities, including Yar-Fulani in Tudun Wada, Fandabba in Bebeji, Unguwar-Tofa in Karaye, and Lambu Gangare in Tofa local government areas in Kano state.
Mr Kandi quoted the company’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Engr. David Omoloye, while commissioning the new substations as saying “200KVA transformer have been successfully installed at Yar-Fulani; 300KVA at Fandabba, 200KVA at Unguwar-Tofa and 200KVA at Lambu Gangare respectively”.
Engr. Omoloye also called on members of the communities to safeguard the installations against the increasing menace of vandalism and energy theft across KEDCO’s franchise area of Kano, Jigawa and Katsina. The CTO, who assured the communities of KEDCO’s readiness to satisfy the electricity need of its customers, however, urged the power users to always reciprocate by paying their electricity bill promptly.
He said : “We hope this equipment will serve you better and also improve the socio-economic activities of this areas, but you should also make sure you pay your bills as at when due”.
Speaking on behalf of Unguwar-Tofa, the village head, Dalha Ahmed, remarked that the community was neglected for years, but noted that, KEDCO’s presence had been positively felt by the people.