Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Kaduna Electric Donates Classroom Furniture

In an apparent response to calls by government at various levels and well-meaning individuals, the Management of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company has last Friday donated 200 units of two-seater classroom furniture to Sardauna Memorial College Kaduna.
Presenting the furniture to the Principal in the presence of a crowd comprising the old boys association, officials of the State ministry of education, teachers and students of the college, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Kaduna Electric, Engineer Garba Haruna described the gesture as “the fulfilment of the Company’s corporate social responsibility to it franchise area”.
According to him, “Kaduna electric is a responsible corporate citizen of kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states and shall always identify with, and support the yearnings and aspirations of the government and people of the four states.
He called on the school authority to ensure that the furniture are put to proper use for the benefit of the present crop of students and even the future generation.
The electricity boss also used the occasion to appealed to electricity users in the Company’ franchise area to be alive to their responsibility, stating that the Company must be supported to grow. “The Company and it host communities are in a mutual beneficial relationship”, he further stated.
Earlier, the Principal of the College, Malam Baba Sidi Muhammad Sunusi expressed the appreciation of the College and promised to ensure that the furniture are properly maintain for long lasting benefits to the students.
Also, the President of the Sardauna memorial college old boys Association, SAMOBA who was represented by the Vice President, Mr. Joshau Gambo commended the Management of Kaduna Electric for the kind gesture, stressing that it shall go a long way in making teaching and learning environment more conducive.
He called on other well-meaning individuals and corporate bodies to emulate what he called “patriotic disposition” of the electricity distribution company
The Kaduna Zonal Director of the state ministry of education also pour encomiums on the electricity distribution company urging it to continue to provide support to noble projects like this.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Police Dock Three For Energy Theft.

The Police in Kaduna have last week friday arraigned three persons; Kelvin Edet, Joseph Nnanji and one Nasiru who is still at large before the Chief Magistrate Court 5, Barnawa, Kaduna for electricity related offences.
A press statement by the Head, Corporate Communication of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Abdulazeez Abdullahi disclosed that Kelvin Edet and Joseph Nnaji were slammed with three count charges of criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass and mischief, offences that are contrary to, and punishable under sections 97, 348 and 334 of the criminal code of Kaduna State.
They were accused of conniving among themselves and engages in meters’ tampering, bypass and other forms of energy theft.
The statement further revealed that two of the accused persons, Kelvin Edet and Joseph Nnanji, who were physically in court, pleaded not guilty to the offences and were granted bail by the Chief Magistrate, Abdullahi Maigamo in the sum of Fifty thousand Naira (=N=50,000) each.
As part of the bail conditions, they were also expected to produce one reliable surety who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and must present to the court a valid means of identification such an international passport, driver’s license or a national ID card and shall deposit his/her recent passport photograph. The case has been adjourned to 5th July 2017 for further mention.
Meanwhile, Kaduna Electric has commended the effort of the Nigerian Police in checkmating electricity related offences and pledged to ensure strong synergy between the Electricity Distribution Company and the law enforcement agencies.
“The company shall leave no stone unturned to bring to book the perpetrators of energy theft who causes unnecessary hardship to our valued customers”, Abdulazeez Abdullahi stated and appealed to the general public to provide credible intelligence that will expose the perpetrators of electricity related offences to law enforcement agencies or the Company.


The Management of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company hereby apologise to its esteemed customers, especially the pre-paid customers, over the network challenges currently being experienced in Kaduna metropolis. We are deeply concerned about the difficulty our customers passed through while trying to re-charge their meters, just as we are doing everything possible to overcome the challenges. We assure all concerned that everything will be alright in due course. We sincerely regret the inconveniences caused our customers while appealing for your understanding and patience.