KEDCO claims losing N260m to power theft, vandalism in 3 months
POLITICS DIGEST – The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) said it lost over N260 million to the activities of power vandalism in three months in its franchise states.
The DisCo who stated this in a statement in Kano by its spokesperson Ibrahim Sani Shawai, described as worrisome the rampant cases of transformer oil vandalism and theft in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states.
“We are working tirelessly to secure our network through massive infrastructural investment as well as maintenance, in order to serve our numerous customers better, but vandals are sabotaging these efforts,” said KEDCO.
The Kano DisCo attributed the recent lack of supply in some areas to the sabotage, thereby calling for communal vigilance to help protect its installations against the them.
KEDCO added that, “We are making the appeal to the general public because the vandals are taking advantage of the weather to commit these economic crimes and that’s why we are calling on the public to help us serve them better by protecting and reporting suspected attempts to security personnel.
“In this light, we wish to issue stern warning to anyone still vandalizing our transformers and stealing the oil to desist from it as KEDCO will no longer tolerate such lawless acts as anyone caught will be prosecuted accordingly,” the company added.