The Administration of Kaduna Electrical has mentioned it was compelled to disconnect energy provide to all Ministries, Departments and Companies (MDAs) and different services belonging to Sokoto and Zamfara State Governments after the 2 states had been issued Demand in addition to Ultimate Disconnection Notices by the Firm three weeks in the past.
Disconnection is a final resort for us and Kaduna Electrical is pained to embark on this plan of action.
A press release signed by the Head, Company Communication of the Firm, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, mentioned Sokoto State Authorities is owing excellent electrical energy payments of N1,496,313,156 with Zamfara owing N1,040,506,730 as at December, 2022.
He famous that the event is just not solely hindering the operations of the Firm, however can also be making it extraordinarily troublesome for the Firm to discharge its obligations to the electrical energy market in addition to make the wanted funding to enhance service supply.
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In line with him, “it’s reasonably unhappy to notice that Zamfara State Authorities has not made any cost for its electrical energy payments for the previous 12 months whereas its Sokoto State Authorities has defaulted within the final 4 months”; however their collected excellent payments prior to those intervals.
The assertion additional disclosed that Kaduna Electrical took the choice to problem the Demand and Ultimate Disconnection Notices to the 2 State Governments when the repeated discussions, reminders and guarantees by senior officers of the 2 States had been by no means fulfilled.
“We’re obligated to make 100% remittance for value of vitality consumed in our franchise in addition to transmission companies and failure at all times attracts extreme penalty. That is an obligation we’re struggling to fulfill each month to no avail because of poor, non or irregular cost of payments by our prospects”, he mentioned.
We verify our readiness to revive energy provide to the services of our prospects upon applicable actions on the settlement of excellent money owed and agency commitments on the cost of present electrical energy payments going ahead.