By lawal mamman dawai
It is really a matter of serious concerned that since the departure of Mr President, majority of Katsina residents and their places of work are without light (courtesy of KEDCO). The other day, a colleague, who painstakingly took it up to KEDCO on a fact finding mission shocked us with the reason adduced. ” It was switched off for fear that the installation might break down and considering the huge capital to be outlayed, it was switched off. Haba KEDCO ! GIve us a better reason.
I thought the primary objective of KEDCO is to distribute power to Kano, Jigawa and Katsina, KEDCO won the bid after acertaining to the Federal Government it could handled the task both technically and administratively. Indeed, to now choose to switch-off and refused to distribute for reason of perception, is most unfortunate.
Coming to think of the reason given by KEDCO. I asked myself and asked in other fora, WHAT VALUE DID KEDCO ADDED IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF POWER IN KATSINA STATE?
On the issue of electricity, Governor Aminu Bello Masari made significant investment in the sector, his policy thrust have consistently been pruned to reflect on the desire to develop it’s populace hence, could not fold it’s arm and watch the majority being denied this important amenity. Government, through the Rural Electrification Board have successfully provided transformers, cables, poles and even diversify with Solar and generating set to power some of its infrastructure. These, in addition to connecting major towns for KEDCO to enlarge it’s scope of operation.
It might interest KEDCO to note, when cables are stolen by the other us, who are unpatriotic, people of the underground, it is often the community involved that would either contribute on house-to-house basis to replace it or, run to their elected Representatives for solution.
Haba KEDCO! What have we done to deserved this treatment?
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