KEDCO vows to end estimated billing in franchise states
POLITICS DIGEST – The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Wednesday dispelled rumour of non-availability of Meters in its franchise states.
It described the allegations as mere speculation and promised to estimated billing system in Kano Katsina and Jigawa states.
KEDCO who stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Kano signed by its head of Corportae Communications, Ibrahim Sani Shawai also said there is substantial number of meters for any customer who wants to buy and install in their residence.
The statement said, “We have meters on ground and as such anyone can visit our website www.kedco.ng/MAP or visit any nearest KEDCO office to register and get their meters at the approved prices by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), three Phase Meter Cost #89, 069.33 and the single Phase Meter Cost is #48, 263.37.
“As a measure to further boost meter acquisition by customers, KEDCO is looking at the possibility of installment as payment option for meters to be acquired by customers as discussions with meter vendors are on-going in that regard.
“Similarly the Management also assures its customers that the increment in tariff will improve availability, quality and reliability of the power supply to customers because minimum power supply will be guaranteed on each feeder according to the bands customers belong to,” KEDCO added.
Similarly, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Kano DisCo, Dr Jamil Isyaku Gwamna said the resolve to end estimated billing is determined by heir policy of ensuring their customers get satisfaction and value for their money.
“We are committed to metering and there is no slowing down of the process as we are always on course on issues that will end any forms of complaints in Kano franchise,” Gwamna added.