Thursday, 29 December 2016

Kaduna Electric begins tree trimming exercise

Kaduna Electric has commenced tree trimming exercise in parts of Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi, its franchise states.

The objective of the exercise according to the Head, Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, is to improve stability in the company's network for a more efficient electricity distribution to customers.

He added that with the exercise, tracing  of faults on the network and rectifying them will be easier and it will also curb the incidences of trees fouling the network lines.

The Kaduna Electric spokesman also said the tree trimming exercise is very important as it helps to reduce significantly the cases of energy losses and ultimately improves on its technical and collection efficiencies.

Abdullahi therefore solicited the patience of customers who may experience outages in neighborhoods where the exercise is being carried out. 

He also urged customers to give the contractors conducting the exercise the necessary cooperation in order for them to effectively trim the trees that may be impeding the network lines and warned that the trees may constitute hazards to customers if allowed to obstruct the network.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016


Since the commencement of the ongoing new smart meter installations in Kaduna, Sokoto and Kebbi states, we have received complaints from customers that the smart meters are 'running fast'. We wish to reassure our customers that the reading accuracy of the meters have been certified by the Nigerian Electricity Management Agency (NEMSA), the government agency responsible for upholding standards in the  that industry.
Some of the reasons why customers may notice that their meters are 'running fast' are;

  1. The wiring in some customers homes may be faulty resulting in energy leakage. Customers are therefore advised to ensure their wiring is done by certified LECAN contractors in order to avoid such leakages.
  2. Customer should also monitor the usage of high energy consuming electrical items at home to regulate electricity usage. Such Items include; water heaters, bore holes, pressing iron, boilers and air conditioners. Adopting an energy management approach in the home will greatly reduce cost.

We wish to urge our customers to embrace the new smart meters as they offer the following advantages:

1. The new smart meters ensure more accurate readings hence only reads what the customer consumes.
2. The customer can easily monitor his energy consumption to ensure better energy management.
4. Customers can interface with the new smart meters from the comfort of their rooms by recharging or checking their balance.
5. The new smart meters ensure customers are no longer billed by estimation.
6. The new smart meters ensure customers are placed on their correct tariff class


Friday, 9 December 2016

Senate lauds Kaduna Electric, urges Discos to Patronise Local Meter Coys

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Power Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has lauded Kaduna Electric's metering efforts even as he called on Electricity Distribution Companies in the country to patronise indigenous manufacturers of energy meters in order to support local industries.
A press statement by the Head, Corporate Communications of Kaduna Electric, Abdulazeez Abdullahi revealed that the Senator made the assertions in Kaduna during the Committee’s oversight duties to Kaduna Electric, stressing that electricity distribution companies must key into the on-going efforts to turn around the nation’s industrial sector.
Senator Abaribe also commended the Management of Kaduna Electric for the efforts made so far by the Company to improve on its operations. He particularly expressed the Committee’s satisfaction with the meters deployment programme currently being undertaking by Kaduna Electric in Kaduna, Kebbi and Sokoto states.
According to the Legislator, the current wide spread complaints about metering would be drastically reduced if the distribution companies source their meters locally. “Sourcing meters locally will fasten the Discos meters deployment processes, support our industries, grow the economy and above all, lessen the present foreign exchange challenges”, Senator Abaribe contended.
He also directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to make available to the Committee the audited accounts of all the distribution companies as soon as possible.
Earlier, the Chief Engineering and Technical Services Officer of Kaduna Electric who stood in for the Managing Director/CEO, Engineer Bello Musa disclosed that the Company has procured fifty thousand meters and the deployment of these meters is currently going-on in all the franchise states of the Company. He also announced that another batch of fifty thousand meters is being expected.
He called on the senate to use the legislative instrument at its disposal to ensure that MDAs debts are settled to provide the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry with the needed liquidity. 
Other members of the Committee that accompanied the chairman on the oversight visit include Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, Senator Olanrewaju Tejuosu, Senator Mohammed Hassan and Senator Salau Ogembe.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Kaduna Electric Sanctions Workers with Fake Results

About one hundred and forty (140) workers of Kaduna Electricity Distributions Company were last week laid-off for academic qualifications' racketeering.
A press statement issued by the Head, Corporate Communications of the Company, Abdulazeez Abdullahi quoted the Head, Human Resources of the Company, Mrs Khadijat D Kabir as saying that the affected workers committed offences ranging from presenting fake result, tampering with their grades to non-completion of approved courses.
According to Mrs Khadijat D Kabir "the excises was painstakingly carried-out by a consultant engaged by the Company to ensure that all forms of examination fraud by any employee of the Company is fished out".
"Kaduna Electric is a responsible corporate brand, and shall leave no stone unturned to ensure that it workforce is only made up of people with integrity", Mrs Khadijat Kabir contended.
She advised the Company's workers to imbibe the virtues of honesty, sincerity, truthfulness and moral uprightness in all their dealings.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Kaduna Electric sacks Management staff, Temitope Owoeye

Kaduna Electric has sacked its erstwhile Chief Corporate Services Officer, Temitope Owoeye.

Owoeye was handed his dismissal letter on Tuesday after a disciplinary committee instituted to investigate allegations of insubordination, indiscipline and gross misconduct leveled against him found him guilty of the offenses.

A statement signed by Head, Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, said the Management of Kaduna Electric, with the backing of the Board of Directors, took the decision to relieve Owoeye of his duties in order to forestall  a breach in its operations and disruption of the harmonious working relationship among staff.

The statement added that the Management of Kaduna Electric also felt it necessary to affirm the fact that all staff who deliberately violate laid down company policies are made to face the consequences no matter who they are.

It will be recalled that Kaduna Electric recently sacked 24 staff members who were found to have engaged in fraud and other corrupt practices.

Abdullahi said the company has zero tolerance for activities that undermine the company and will continue to wield the big stick against staff who do not share in the vision of the company of building a responsible organization that aspires to give customers qualitative services.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016


Sokoto State Chairman of National Youth Association Mukhtar Bello Abdulraham has commended the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company for providing free prepaid meters to its Customers in Sokoto State.

The Chairman who stated this  after vending at Sokoto Area Office said providing a prepaid meter is a welcome development adding that the new meters would curb the controversial estimated billing system.

The chairman is a resident of Bafarawa Housing Estate Sokoto under Kaduna Road feeder which is among the feeders where the meter deployment commenced.  He Said the new prepaid meter would make for more prudent use of power by the residents.

According to him, the prepaid meters system was efficient and reliable and ensures no more dispute over disconnection for nonpayment as it is a pay as you use system and the smart meter would eradicate the menace of energy theft and bypass by the consumers.

He advised Kaduna Electric to roll out the meters across Sokoto State and all its franchise states. 

He also advised all customers that the Company deserves cooperation and appreciation from the members of the general public in ensuring power supply to all and the success of the metering program.