By Usman Gwadabe
The Management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has formed a taskforce to enforce payment of electricity bills.
A statement issued and signed by Head, Corporate Communications, KEDCO, Ibrahim Sani Shawai said the idea was initiated in view of the attitudes of some customers who often refuse to pay their bills after enjoying the services and such act has resulted to some financial challenges for company.
The taskforce has been empowered to ensure that current and outstanding bills are collected as this would help KEDCO to consolidate on the numerous reforms to improve power supply.
The taskforce is also to check issues of meter bypass, illegal connections, energy theft and other forms of sabotage.
In this regard, anyone found engaging in any forms of sabotage would be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the land.
“We are appealing to all customers to remain vigilant on all our installations while ensuring that their meters are properly protected against vandals.
” We also assure all our customers that our metering initiative which is aimed at ending estimated billing and giving customers the opportunity to pay for what they consume, is still ongoing,” Shawai reassured.