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Kaduna residents decry over-exploitation on monthly electric bills

...As ex-Generals, residents threaten protest. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Barely four months after, electricity consumers and residents of Barkallau GRA Kaduna have decried what they termed as “cheating and over-exploitation of consumers” by Kaduna Electric Distribution Company (KAEDCO) through outrageous bills. A consumer had just Thursday complained bitterly of outrageous electricity bill to her residents in Barkallau and warned

Bauchi Govt sings MoU with UK’s Power Dot energy firm

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Bauchi State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of N30.9 billion with a United Kingdom-based energy firm, ‘Power Dot,’ for 10-Megawatts of energy through waste products. While signing the MoU at the Mini Chamber of Government House, Bauchi, the state governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad, assured to provide the required support

Insufficient funding cause of slow-pace in National Metallurgical Development – DG

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos The insufficient funding has been attributed as the cankerworm militating against fast-tracking development at the National Metallurgical Development Center (NMDC). The Director-General/Chief Executive of the National Metallurgical Development Centre(NMDC), Engr. Prof. Linus O. Asuquo, cited research and development equipment, staff training, overhead, completion of 2No.electric Arc furnace pilot plant as well as operationalization of

Kaduna Electric on indefinite shut down operations in Kafanchan over protest against outrageous tariff hike

...With casualty figures in conflict. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO) has said it has shut down operations in Kafanchan business units indefinitely, as a result of the protest that turned violent in the area, arising from the people’s anger over high increase in electricity tariff and poor power supply. The Head of Corporate Communication of the

Foundation electrifies Kaduna community with 150 units of streetlights

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna In a bid to provide social infrastructures and reduce social vices to Kaduna communities and beyond, chairman and CEO of Sardaunan Badarawa Foundation, Hon. Usman Ibrahim, has installed about 150 units of streetlights in and around Badarawa community, a suburban settlement located in Kaduna North in Kaduna Central Federal Constituency. Usman Ibrahim, popularly known as

Kaduna Electric denies extorting money from customers for prepaid meters

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO) has denied collecting money from consumers as ‘registration’ for prepaid meters that are supposed to be installed free-of-charge. This is contrary to the allegation levelled against the company of collecting N500 each from consumers as registration fees for prepaid meters by several customers during question-and-answer session of the customer

Kaduna Electric’s customer metering targets 1m

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna This Managing Director of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO), Garba Haruna, on Wednesday disclosed that the company has rolled out a three-year “mass metering” plan for customers across its area of coverage, including Kaduna, Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto states. The MD further said that all arrangements have been completed to ensure that 80,000 customers secured

Kaduna Electric to commence consumer metering next month – MD

…Defends alleged over-billing.  by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO) has said it will commence the metering of consumers any moment from next month, November 2020. The metering exercise, which will be done in phases, would begin with 800 consumers upwards. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Engr. Garba Haruna, made the promise this Wednesday

KRPC reassures commitment to rehabilitate refineries

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) has reassured commitment in rehabilitating the refineries across the country. The Executive Director Services, KRPC, Dr. Abdullahi Idris, who disclosed this during a courtesy visit on him by the NUJ Kaduna correspondent chapel, said the company is focused and working on daily basis to ensure the refineries regain the lost

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