Will the nightmare of poor power supply in Nigeria ever end? The Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Mr. Babatunde Fashola says his team is determined to deploy tough approaches to end the lingering power crisis in the country. “We are in a tough situation in the power sector, but we will soon see the end of it because we are also tough people. We must work hard to end the problems associated with electricity,” Fashola said in a speech in Kano on Monday, June 13.
He made the promise while launching the mass meter deployment of Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO in the state capital. The installation of the new meters will cost KEDCO N500m. He also urged electricity operators in the country to as a matter of utmost importance, patronise locally made meters with the aim of boosting the nation’s economy. “I have visited a meter manufacturing company in Lagos recently and the types of meters that I saw there were the same meters our electricity distribution companies are using,” he said.
On his part, the Managing Director of KEDCO, Alhaji Jamilu Gwamna, said “Our plan is to make KEDCO the best valuable electricity company in Nigeria by 2030. We want to deliver the very best services to our customers.”