KEDCO Records 17,190 Meter Bypass Cases in Seven Months

August 22, 2021
Meter Bypass Cases

By Adedapo Adesanya

The management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has decried increasing meter bypass cases in Kano, regretting that in seven months, over 17, 000 customers shun vending in its franchise area of Kano, Katsina, and Jigawa States.

The KEDCO management also lamented rising cases of illegal connection, frowning at a situation where over 17,190 metered customers had not been purchasing electricity units between January and July 2021.

According to a statement signed by the energy distribution company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Ibrahim Sani Shawai, it said “in spite of our resolve not to get distracted in our efforts to ensure that all customers are metered in line with the desire of the Federal Government, we, however, state that this menace is a major setback to that effort towards ending estimated billing system in our franchise.”

It maintained that, “Those engaging in bypassing meters are doing more harm than good to themselves and other customers, putting many others at risk of fire outbreaks and KEDCO is very much concerned about the safety of its services in addition to quality.

“Meter bypassing has always resulted in a major risk of shock and fire because electrical fires are an increased risk of meter tampering.

“In this regard and in line with our safety priority in our service delivery, anyone caught bypassing meters will be treated to the full weight of the law in line with their offences.

“We appeal to the general public to be vigilant as well as cautious to ensure that their meters are not tampered with.”

KEDCO is one of the major Nigerian electricity distribution companies. KEDCO operates in the northwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria and generates, distributes and markets electricity in three states.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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