Kaduna Electric MD explains why Power Generation Hovers Around 4000 megawatts Over the Years
The Managing Director/CEO of Kaduna Electric, Dr. Umar Abubakar Hashidu has attributed the abysmal power generation in the Country over the years to severe liquidity challenges facing the power sector arising from poor remittance by Nigerian electricity consumers.
Dr. Abubakar Hashidu made the assertion today in Kaduna when he received the Chief Medical Director, National Eye Center, Kaduna, Dr. Aminatu AbdurRahman in his office.
He said because of the widespread default by electricity consumers across the Country, the Distribution Companies have been unable to discharge their market obligations, thereby denying all players in the sector of the needed resources for adequate investment in network rehabilitation, expansion and infrastructure upgrade.
Dr. Hashidu, who took time to explain the dynamics of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry, from gas suppliers, generation, down to the Distribution Companies, disclosed that there is renewed effort by all relevant stakeholders to change the narrative.
He warned that “Nigerians must collectively accept the fact that those who continuously default or deliberately evade payment of their electricity bills constitute the clog on the wheel of the nation’s power sector development”.
He assured the National Eye Center CMD of the Company’s resolve to ensure sustainable improvement in service delivery and prompt response to all their demands.
“We are adopting new mechanism and deploying relevant technology to increase visibility and endure that our staff live up to their responsibilities at all times”, he said.
Earlier in her remarks, the Ag. Chief Medical Director, National Eye Center, Kaduna, Dr. Aminatu AbdurRahman expressed deep appreciation to the Management of Kaduna Electric for what she described as “uncommon consideration being given to the Center.
Dr. Aminatu AbdurRahman, who disclosed that the National Eye Center is the only tertiary eye care institution in Nigeria, promised to ensure that the National Eye Center’s obligations to Kaduna Electric are discharged in accordance with the agreed terms.
In a related development, the Managing Director/CEO of Kaduna Electric, Dr. Umar Abubakar Hashidu has assured the military high command of the unwavering commitment of the Company to continue to provide steady electricity services to military formations in its franchise.
Dr. Umar Hashidu gave the assurance when the Commander of the Nigerian Air force, 453 Base Services Group, Kaduna, Air Commodore Mohammed Adamu Garba paid him a courtesy visit in his office today.
He disclosed that Kaduna Electric shall continue to give sufficient consideration to the Airforce Base and all other military formations in its franchise given the critical importance of such establishments to national security.
“As we pride ourselves as the home of the armed forces, we are delighted to be part of the success stories of the military and shall remain undaunted in our commitment”.
In his address, the Commander, 453 Base Services Group, Air Commodore, Mohammed Adamu Garba thanked the Managing Director for granting audience to his team at short notice and pleaded for more collaboration with Kaduna Electric in addressing some lingering electricity challenges in the Base.