Kaduna — The management of Kaduna Electric says its “attention has been drawn to a story trending on some social media platforms that the company has promised to supply power to Kebbi State 24/7 uninterruptedly”.
Kaduna Electric denies promising 24-hour power supply for Kebbi
According to the report, the statement was purportedly made by the Area Manager, Kebbi North Area office of the Company, Mal. Abdulwahab Sulaiman during a hearing at Kebbi State NERC forum earlier today (Wednesday, 15th February, 2020).
The company said it is its wish to supply electricity 24/7 to all its customers across its franchise States.
But, it stated that “in the present circumstances where the total national generation is below 5,000mw and the daily allocation of the Company rove around 300mw, it is practically impossible to promise to provide uninterrupted power 24/7 any where in this country”.
The statement continued: “As such, the statement attributed to the Area Manager, Kebbi North is factually incorrect. He never made such claim. We call on all concern to disregard the online publication.
“In the meantime, we wish to assure our customers of our revolve to ensure fairness in our dealings with all manners of our customers. This inform our decision to segment and categorize our feeders into green, amber and red depending on the customers attitude towards payment of their bills.
“Consequently, all green feeders in all the states – Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara shall receive between 16 and 20 hours of supply daily, while the amber and red feeders shall receive 12 and 8 hours respectively. This customers segmentation is being reviewed every month and an improvement on payment by customers will automatically earn the feeder upward movement and vice versa”.