The Managing Director/CEO of Kaduna Electrical energy Distribution Firm, Engr. Yusuf Usman Yahaya has expressed concern over rising circumstances of default and the failure of some electrical energy customers within the Firm’s franchise to totally pay their month-to-month electrical energy payments, saying that the event is significantly threatening the power of the Firm to maintain its operations.
The Managing Director made the lamentation on Sunday in Zaria when he paid a courtesy go to to the Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli in his palace.
Engr. Yahaya stated that electrical energy customers within the three Space Workplaces of the Firm inside Zaria and environs (Zaria metropolis, Sabon Gari and Samaru) are owing the Firm N17.5 billion of excellent electrical energy payments, a improvement he stated isn’t solely making it tough for the Firm to satisfy its market obligations, however can be denying the corporate of wanted funds for enough funding in community upkeep and enlargement.
He stated the primary challenge he contended with after assuming obligation as Managing Director of Kaduna Electrical three months in the past was a discover of withdrawal of bulk energy provide to the corporate by the market operator resulting from enormous debt owed each the Nigerian Bulk Electrical energy Buying and selling, NBET and the market operator.
“Since my assumption of workplace, our focus as a Firm is to carry sustained enchancment in service supply and be sure that we meet our obligations to the market by means of sufficient and passable month-to-month remittance”, he stated.
In line with him, this could solely be achieved if the purchasers recognize the worth of the service and turn into extra alive to their accountability.
In his response, the Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli, counseled the Firm for initiating the Group engagement and directed all of the District Heads to move the message to their topics.