… Accuses KEDCO for responsibilities failure
From Muawuya Bala Idris, Katsina
Katsina State Government has connected over 200 towns and villages to the national grid.
The Special Adviser on Power, Engr. Mannir Musa, told The Triumph in an interview that all the benefitting villages and towns are provided with transformers, poles, and other electric equipment by the government.
Musa explained that the government is making plans to connect some towns and villages to the national grid before the end of the year.
“We have a plan to connect all towns and villages with the national grid before the expiration of our tenure as fulfillment of a promise we made during the 2019 election campaign,” he revealed.
He added to boost electricity supply in the state, very soon the Kano-Katsina 330 kVA line will be completed.
“The 330 kVA line is to replace the existing 132 kVA line as part of an effort to boost electricity supply,” noting that the state government is working to ensure completion of the Lambar Rimi wind mill project embarked on by the Federal government since 2019.
“We are working and putting pressure to ensure completion of Lambar Rimi wind mill. The project was kicked off in 2019 but suffered a delay,” Musa said.
Speaking on KEDCO, the adviser said the company failed in their responsibilities to meet the needs of the consumers.
“The company is not responding to the demands of consumers by providing new transformers, replacement of faulty ones, or other electrical items.”
He said the state government has responded to the demands of consumers by costing it millions of naira.
Musa urged the new management of KEDCO to reverse the trend and work to satisfy the needs of consumers.