Kebbi spends more than 600 million naira on electrical equipment

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi said his administration had spent more than 600 million naira on purchasing electrical equipment to improve the state’s uninterrupted power supply.

Bagudu said this when Chairman of the Board of Kaduna Electric Distribution Company (KEDCO), Abbas Muhammad-Jega, paid him a courtesy call on Tuesday in Yola.

“This administration has spent over N600 million on refurbishing old and faulty electrical equipment, including transformers, to improve and maintain an uninterrupted power supply,” he said.

Mr. Bagudu, represented by Secretary of State Government (SSG), Babale Umar-Yauri, said the state government is prioritizing electricity supply for sustainable economic development.

He commended KEDCO for ensuring a steady supply of electricity to the state, adding that “my administration sponsored 25 students for studies in electrical engineering and completed their course as professional electricians.

“We are asking KEDCO to absorb them into its services as they will be useful if they are engaged.”

He commended the company’s management for organizing stakeholder dialogue on general issues affecting electricity supply in the state.

The governor advised the company to extend this interaction to state government officials through the Office of the Special Advisor on Electricity.

Mr. Bagudu further pledged to support the ongoing awareness campaign to encourage prompt payment of electricity bills by consumers to ensure a steady supply of electricity in the state.

Earlier, Muhammad-Jega said the visit aimed to meet key stakeholders and listen to consumer complaints to address them.

He thanked the governor for cooperating with the company to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

(NOPE)