Acquiring pre-paid metres solves at least 80% of your problem as an electricity consumer in Nigeria.

However, this is not the case for those in Kaduna.

They have been unable to load their cards with required energy due to technical glitches and network failure.

The stench of rotten food items stored in freezers 

The stench of rotten food items in warm freezers has become a recurring scent across some communities in Kaduna.

To make matters worse, the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, KEDC has been dragging its feet.

This has been going on for the past two weeks.

Some of the customers told newsmen in Kaduna on Tuesday that they now rely on their generators for electricity at home and in offices.

One of the affected customers, Mary Jatau said her prepaid units got exhausted more than two weeks ago and had been joining long queues to recharge without luck.

“I have been going to the prepaid centre in Kakuri every day for more than two weeks to access units, it is same story each time, no network,’’ she said.

Jatau said her family now uses generators to provide electricity and pump water from borehole.

She expressed concern that the company has not shown enough commitment to address the problem.

Another customer, Abdullahi Ba-Musa expressed similar concern, saying he has been trying to recharge for over 10 days.

Ba-Musa, a resident of Kurmin Mashi said he also had to rely on generator for electricity.

According to him his family now go to bed early to conserve fuel in the generator for the next day.

KEDC has however, said it is working to rectify the challenges customers are facing in recharging their pre-paid meters.