People of Kebbi State have been called upon to avail themselves of the power franchise arrangement about to commence in the state by the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company soon.
Speaking at the Stakeholders meeting with Local Government Council Chairmen in Birnin Kebbi, the Chief Franchising and Special Customers Officer, Murtala Bello, said franchising is aimed at injecting efficiency, enhancement of power stability, ensuring prompt payment of bills as well as community participation in power management.
He described Kebbi state as Kaduna Electric’s best customers, explaining that out of the four franchise States of Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara under its coverage only Kebbi State Government is currently debt free, a deliberate measure made possible by the doggedness of the governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
Murtala Bello regretted that part of the Company’s shortcomings included its inability to provide efficient manpower capable of manning the length and breadth of its network in its franchise states which is the largest in the country. He however believed that the franchise arrangement will provide lasting solutions to the lingering power problems as it will ensure stability, profitability and efficient service delivery.
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