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Kaduna Electric laments energy, equipment theft

The Managing Director of Kaduna Electric, Engineer Garba Haruna has described vandalism of power supply assets and energy theft as the biggest challenges confronting the…

The Managing Director of Kaduna Electric, Engineer Garba Haruna has described vandalism of power supply assets and energy theft as the biggest challenges confronting the company.

He made the assertion in Kaduna when he paid a courtesy visit to the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Command, Mr. Agyole Abeh in his office.

Haruna who referred to the Police as “the most strategic institution in internal security, told the Police Commissioner that the North-West Power Limited, promoter of Kaduna Electric, invested $168 million to acquire the Distribution Company (DisCo)in 2013, and have made further investments since then.

He therefore appealed to the Police Chief for protection of the Company’s facilities and personnel, stating that the visit was aimed at strengthening the existing relationship between the Company and the state Police Command.

“We have invested in technology, but technology alone cannot provide the much needed security to our personnel and asset. Hence, we solicit your cooperation and assistance in this regard,” he said.

The CP,  Mr Abeh assured that the Command will provide all necessary security and support to the Company noting that it could respond to issues in 20 minutes within the city centre.

“Power supply infrastructures are among what we call vulnerable and key points, high areas that police attaches importance to, we are always ready to provided needed security to your personnel and installation,” Abeh said.