'Pre-paid Meters Are Free' Electricity Company Tells Consumers
The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) is out to ensure that officials collecting money from consumers are dealt with.
At a public forum on the visit of the House of Representatives Committee on Power on Friday in Kano, the Managing Director of the KEDCO, Jamilu Gwamna, insisted that meters arfree.
The forum brought together by the committee was organised to hear public complaints, particularly on issue of billing, metering and quality of supply.
Gwamna was responding to some of the complaints raised by customers.
“I want to use this forum to inform customers that meters are free and nobody should charge them a single Kabo.
“Any staff who requests for money or asks you money for the meters should be reported directly to me for necessary action,” he said.
According to him, the company has imported at least 70,000 meters for distribution to its customers in Jigawa, Kano and Katsina states.
He assured customers that the company is committed to addressing all the complaints raised before the committee during the interactive session.
“All the issues raised in terms of over billing, metering and quality of supply will definitely be addressed seriously.
“Some of the outages you experience are not deliberate but are due to system collapse which is not under our control,” Gwamna said.
Earlier, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Power, Daniel Asuquo, said the committee was in Kano to look into the complaints made by customers with a view to finding a lasting solution.