The Kaduna Electric says it installed over 130 new distribution transformers worth millions of Naira for use by individuals, organisations and various communities under its franchise this year.
The Head of Corporate Communication of the company, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, who disclosed this in a statement yesterday, added that the newly installed transformers were in addition to hundreds of transformers installed by Kaduna Electric since it took over the company.
“This year alone, across our franchise states, we installed 91 transformers in Kaduna, 12 transformers in Kebbi, 11 transformers in Sokoto and 16 transformers in Zamfara state. The new transformers installed added over 30 megawatts capacity to our network thereby increasing our service delivery to the beneficiary communities’.
He also said the company has put in place quality checks before any work is done on the network.
“We have strict procedures that contractors must follow before we allow them to work on our network. First, they must be accredited electrical contractors, the application process is online and we carry out pre-installation inspection and post-installation inspection before adding any distribution transformer to our network,’’ he added.
Decrying the increasing spate of vandalism of distribution transformers, which cost the company over N50 million, the spokesman implored customers to be more vigilant of electrical installation and reciprocate the gesture by paying their electricity bills promptly.
Source: Daily Independence