Kano Electricity Distribution Company Lagging in Investments – Customers


The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has been accused by its customers of lagging in investment on its networks, while its workers are beginning to become apprehensive over defaults in salary payments, Daily Trust reports.

KEDCO, which covers Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states, was among the first set of DISCOs to benefit from the N213 billion power sector bailout fund issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently. However, many customers of the company claimed power supply was yet to improve in its franchise area. They also decried poor infrastructural investments and claimed that there is still no improvement in metering since the new owner took over.

Some workers also claimed that they earned only half of their salaries for October 2015, while some are still owed salaries for the previous months. KEDCO’s spokesman, Mohammed Baba Kandi however said in a statement that the Disco paid 60 per cent of salaries to its staff in October due to a shortfall in revenue.

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