Distribution firm attributes outages to vandals
Officials of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company have attributed the recent power outages in the state and environs to incessant cases of transformers failures and illegal tampering with the distribution facilities by unauthorized persons in the state.
The company said that it has set up monitoring measures to track activities of vandals perpetrating illegality on power distribution lines and equipment in the state.
The management of Kaduna Electricity Company said that it has set up monitoring measures to track activities of vandals, which he described as unpatriotic.
Besides, the Chief Engineering and Technical Services Officer of the
Company, Alhaji Bello Musa, who described the act as nefarious, highlighted the challenges facing the company while addressing a cross section of the company’s customers in Kaduna.
A press statement signed by the Head, Corporate Communication of the Company, Mallam AbdulAzeez Abdullahi, quoted the electricity company chief as saying, “in the last six months, eleven transformers were burnt and investigation by the company revealed that some customers, obviously for selfish reason, connects power supply from two different transformers, thereby causing short-circuit in the transformers”.
However, Musa noted that besides endangering the company’s valuable equipment like transformer, “inter-connection of two transformers also put innocent lives at great risk.”
He stressed the need for effective collaboration and synergy between the company and its customers, “if the menace is to be addressed”, while appealing to “all electricity users in the company’s franchise area to report anybody suspected to be feeding from two different transformers or tampering with power supply facilities to the company for appropriate action”.
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