How We Are Confronting The Menace of Vandalism – Kaduna Electrical

How We Are Confronting The Menace of Vandalism – Kaduna Electrical
Kaduna Electric
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How We Are Confronting The Menace of Vandalism – Kaduna Electrical

Kaduna Electrical has expressed nice concern over the excessive frequency of incidents of vandalism {of electrical} installations throughout its franchise. Within the face of the tough problem nonetheless, it mentioned it’s doing rather a lot to sort out the menace.

The Chief Technical Officer, Engr Lawal Aliyu Mashi, disclosed in a press release that, “about 172 circumstances of vandalism was reported throughout the 4 franchise states of the corporate between July and September this 12 months”. He added that the corporate misplaced N138,056,343 price of kit throughout the interval.

Citing examples of a few of the incidences throughout the interval, the assertion mentioned 42 meters of earthing cable was vandalised at Abakpa Injection Substation whereas 4 meters of 500MM2 impartial incomer cables the place additionally stolen at Katuru Village in Badarawa, Kaduna. In Jere, the assertion mentioned because the group was put out of provide because of cost default, 174 spans of aluminium cables, 22 HT poles, 20 upriver cables, 34 cross arms, 142 channel irons and one set of feeder pillar unit had been vandalised. In Gusau, Zamfara state, 12 span of 150mm aluminium conductor was vandalised. Equally, the 300KVA FECT 2 substation was vandalised with 300mm 2 single core cable stolen.

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Highlighting a few of the efforts being finished to fight the spate of vandalism in its franchise, Kaduna Electrical’s Chief Safety Officer, Col. Ubale Abubakar (rtd), mentioned the comapany has stepped up engagements with safety businesses together with the navy, police and civil defence corps to assist with the arrest and prosecution of suspects.

He mentioned Kaduna Electrical has devised a technique of normal engagemnts with Divisional Police Officers, officers of the Prison Investigation Division and State Investigation Bureau and heads of navy formations in its franchise states to boost consciousness on the way it adversely impacts its operations.

Col. Ubale additionally famous that the regional and space workplace management have been holding common engagements with group, conventional and non secular leaders to sensitise them on the menace of vandalism.

He mentioned though the efforts have been yielding outcomes with the apprehension and subsequent conviction of a few of the vandals, much more wanted to be finished to remove the vice.

He thanked all the safety businesses which have been working tirelessly to assist Kaduna Electrical within the battle towards prison parts bent on sabotaging efforts to offer improved energy provide to clients.

He tasked communities to be vigilant and take possession of electrical energy installations of their localities. He suggested that any suspicious motion round electrical energy installations needs to be reported instantly to any Kaduna Electrical workplace or safety businesses.

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