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KEDCO is collaborating with security operatives to end power infrastructure vandalization – Dangana

By Baba Aminu

Kano Electricity Distribution Plc. (KEDCO), has vowed to end the spate of power installation vandalisation through regular collaboration with security operatives in the company’s franchise areas.

A statement made available to newsmen, on Thursday, issued by  Senior Communication officer in the Corporate Communications unit of KEDCO, Sani Bala Sani, said the company Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ahmed Dangana disclosed this during a familiarization visit to some security agencies in Katsina state, on Wednesday.

In the statement, Dangana, who was on a working visit to the State, also attended a Stakeholders’ Engagement Forum, organized by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

‘’The MD/CEO said the familiarization visit was necessary to consolidate the existing relationship between the company and the security agencies with a view to protecting the power installations and enhancing the success of the electricity distribution business,’’ the statement said.

The statement said: “It remains vital that we partner with you in our desire to achieve our vision of providing quality and reliable electricity to our esteemed customers through curtailing vices inflicted by some unscrupulous elements in the society,”.

According to the statement, the Katsina State Commissioner of Police, Shehu Ahmad Nadada, informed that he would set up a special task-force team to collaborate with KEDCO in order to curb issues associated with vandalism and energy theft.

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He also said his men would provide all the necessary support to KEDCO personnel on duty to ease their job.

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In a remark, the Director of State Security, Katsina State, Abdullahi Danja admitted the improvement in electricity supply and services in the State.

Danja, who pledged to support the firm’s desire to protect its power installations, urged that KEDCO continue to remain customer-centric in its operations.

On his part, the Commandant of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Katsina

State Command, Muhammad Sanusi-Bello, said the command was ready to partner with the firm in securing its property.

Sanusi-Bello, who recalled that the core mandate of the Corps was the protection of national and critical assets, assured of his command’s resolve to assist in clamping down on any threat that could jeopardize the smooth operations of Kano DISCO.

He also assured the MD/CEO that his men were always on ground to support the company in achieving its collective objectives.

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