Kaduna Electric Increases Market Remittance To 46% In 6 Months, Reduces ATC&C Losses By 7% — MD

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*We’re happy wth your performance — Minister


The Managing Director/CEO of Kaduna Electric, Dr. Umar Abubakar Hashidu has announced a significant leap in the Company’s market remittance from 13% to 46% in the last six months.

Dr. Umar Hashidu made the pronouncement today in Kaduna while briefing the Honourable Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu who was on a working visit to Kaduna State.

He disclosed that the Interim Management under his leadership has also reduced the ATC&C Losses of the Company by 7% within the period under review, while at the same time improving the monthly revenue and Regulatory Compliance rating of the Company significantly.

The Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of Kaduna Electric who disclosed that the Company is being repositioned to improve both the operational efficiency and commercial performance, said the biggest challenges facing the Company now is vandalism and energy theft.

He acknowledged what he called “the wonderful support and cooperation”, the Management has been receiving from both the Board and other stakeholders.

In his response, the Honourable Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Interim Management and the Special of the Company since their inauguration.

“As a caretaker management, the Ministry is happy with your performance so far; we are honestly not disappointed”, he said.

The Minister of Power also charged the Management of Kaduna Electric in particular and all the Distribution Companies as a whole to work assiduously to deliver affordable and sustainable power to Nigerians.

“The DISCOs are the foot soldiers of the sector; you must understand that the efforts of all the players in the sector will come to nothing if you fail to deliver sustainable power supply to the Nigerian populace”, he charged.

The Minister also condemned the increasing cases of vandalism of power supply infrastructure and energy theft across the Country, warning that the Ministry of Power is working with the office of the National Security Adviser, Ministry of Interior and all security agencies to address the menace.

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