KEDCO partners with Shell to improve power supply

Acheme Jack, Kano

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Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO has entered into partnership with Shell Foundation to invest $2 billion in the next three years to upgrade equipment and improve capabilities of making the customers enjoy steady power supply.

The Managing Director of the company, Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna said “the partnership will enhance uninterrupted power supply in our franchise areas of Kano, Katsina, Jigawa and Niger Republic.”

Gwamna stated this as the company launched 170 transformers and 60 operational vehicles to boost power supply in the franchise areas,“the objective is to achieve quality service delivery to its customers.”

He said KEDCO would soon launch metering scheme which will eliminate billing related issues.

He therefore called on customers to seize the opportunity to register when the exercise commence.

“We are improving gradually despite the fact that we have not reached where we want to be in power distribution in Nigeria. I assure you that in the next two years, KEDCO is going to be the best power distribution company in the country,” the MD assured.

Gwamna regretted that the company has not been able to make profit in the last five years of its operation.

He said that the company is running at a loss adding that none of its shareholders had been able to get their dividends.

The company also distributed safety gears to its workers to protect from accident.

Gwauna named some of the items to include first aid box, personal protection gear such as helmets, hand gloves, safety belts, ladder, boots and identification vests.

He said the entire staff have been enrolled into a Health Scheme for better medical care services.

KEDCO is one of the eleven distribution companies unbundled out of PHCN to improve power distribution to customers in Nigeria.

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