Wednesday, 25 January 2017


The Chairman, Board of Directors of Kaduna Electric, the operator of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Dr. Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar, OON has barged the old students distinguished awards of the Sardauna Memorial College Old Boys Association.
A press statement by the Head, Corporate Communications of Kaduna Electric, Abdulazeez Abdullahi disclosed that the award was conferred on the electricity boss during the golden jubilee celebration of the college held last Saturday in Kaduna.
The statement further revealed that Dr Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar was honored by the College for his “wonderful contribution in the construction of a state of the art ICT laboratory for the school by the Nigerian Communications Commission where he served as a non Executive Director and for single handedly renovating the school assembly hall”.
In a citation read in his honour at the occasion by the President of the National Executive Council (NEC) of SAMOBA, Group Captain Manu Ibrahim (rtd) described Dr Abubakar as “the epitome of kindness and the embodiment of generosity, benevolence, compassion and impartial love for humanity who has touched so many lives, put smiles on many faces and lift so many down hidden members of the society. “
Alh (Dr) Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar, OON, a 1982 alumni of Sardauna Memorial College is a trained lawyer, a teacher, a seasoned administrator, an accomplished business man with vast experience at senior executive level in both the public and private sectors, a philanthropist of international standing is currently the Chairman of Kaduna Electric.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017


The Management of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Kaduna Electric has observed, with deep concern, the resurgence of vandalism of power supply installation in its franchise area. These criminals specialize in destroying and removing armored cables from our distribution sub-stations. 
The general public is hereby requested to be more vigilant and apprehend anybody caught tampering with or removing any item from a power transformer. Similarly, any suspicious movement around power supply transformers, especially at odd hours, should be reported to the nearest police station or any of our offices.
Let's join hands and stop this menace. Let's ensure that criminals don't deprive us of our right to enjoy reliable power supply.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Kaduna Electric loses N40m to vandals, Calls for Vigilance

Kaduna Electric has lost over N40 million in the past three months to vandals who have been vandalizing its power equipment.
The company has therefore appealed to security agencies and the general public in Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states to be more vigilant and report any suspicious activity around power supply infrastructures to curb menace of vandalism.
The Head, Corporate Communications of Kaduna Electric, Abdulazeez Abdullahi made the call in Kaduna while drawing the attention to the unfortunate resurgence of vandalism of power supply facilities in the Company's franchise area.
He disclosed that in the last one month, the Company has lost transformers and armored cables worth millions of Naira to the nefarious activities of these vandals. He urged security agencies and vigilante groups to apprehend anybody caught within the vicinity of, or moving transformers, armored cable etc, especially in the night, as most often these crimes are perpetrated at absurd hours.
According to him, the Company is highly disturbed by the increase in the incidents of vandalism of valuable power supply asset in Kaduna and Zaria where transformers and armored cables were stolen by vandals lately. "This unfortunate development is causing serious set-back to the Company's efforts at providing steady and qualitative power supply to our teaming customers,'' he contended.
Abdullahi further appealed to the general public to team up with the Company to bring an end to vandalism of power supply infrastructure. "We are appealing to all our customers, the law enforcement agencies and indeed, the general public, as stakeholders, to be on high alert and report any suspicious activity, movement or removal of any power supply equipment for prompt actions'' he added.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Kaduna Electric Engages 310 Corps Members for Customer Enumeration

Kaduna Electric has engaged the services of about 310 National Youth Service Corps members across its franchise states for the ongoing Project 415 customer enumeration exercise.
The exercise which would be carried out in Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states has begun in earnest in Kaduna metropolis.
The Head, Human Resources of Kaduna Electric, Hajiya Khadijah Kabir,  said the HR department specifically made a request for the number of youth corps members to the NYSC state secretariats in its franchise and that Kaduna Electric is glad they accepted the request.
"We intend to engage 200 corps members in Kaduna; 50 in Sokoto; 50 in Zamfara and 10 in Kebbi state. The number for Kebbi state is low because we have already engaged some students from the state university of technology, Birnin Kebbi that would be involved in the project.
"We are going to train them and each corps member will be given a tablet that is going to be used for the exercise and we are going to have some of our staff that will be monitoring them closely so that we achieve the desired goals of the exercise", she said.
She added that engaging the corps members by Kaduna Electric is also aimed at demonstrating the company's support for the drive to help the corps members acquire some skills and experience that will be useful to them after the service year.
The  project is going to be conducted feeder by feeder to ensure proper monitoring. The project is expected to be completed within six months. She said.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017


The Management of Kaduna Electric has taken strong exception to the
recent newspaper report which suggested that the Company is rejecting
electricity allocated to it from the National Control Centre.

In a press statement issued by the Head, Corporate Communication of
the Company, AbdulAzzez abdullahi yesterday, Kaduna electric
maintained that contrary to the newspaper report, it has a “maximum
demand of about 500MW as verified during the stress test conducted by
the company in November, 2015”.

Abdullahi attributed the discrepancy between the load allocation from
the National Control Centre and the load taken by the company to
system “instability and capacity limitation of Transmission Company of
Nigeria’s infrastructures”.

According to him, TCN substations in Birnin Kebbi, Talatan Mafara,
Gusau and Kaduna as well as some transmission lines within the
Company’s franchise area are either aged or grossly over loaded to
guarantee full load. “It is practically impossible for our Company to
strictly adhere to load allocation  of the NCC due to  auto under
frequency relay operations of the TCN on the Kaduna town 2 132KV
line”, he contended.

He argued that the situation was further compounded by the frequency
and voltage control limitation operations the company is subjected to
by the intermittent instruction of the TCN.

He appealed to the authority concern to, as a matter urgency, upgrade
the 330/132KV, 90MVA transformer T1 in Birnin Kebbi transmission works
Centre to 150MVA to enable the Company improve power supply to Sokoto
and parts of zamfara States.

He also called for the upgrading of the transformers in Gusau and Kaduna and rehabilitation of the Funtua-Gusau 132Kv line accordingly.