*Kaduna Electric rubbishes claims, says transformer would be repaired
By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The residents of a Kaduna community, Kinkinau are appealing to the Federal Government to take over operations of the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, over what they described as poor service delivery.
Speaking on behalf of the community to AUTHENTIC News Daily on Sunday, neighbouring Sayaya Road in Kinkinau, Alhaji Usman Dan Malam said that they are aggrieved and suggest that if Kaduna Electric cannot handle the company there are so many others that can render better services the people.
“Our transformer on Sayyaya Road, Kinkinau in Kaduna was said to be damaged and when it blew up, damaged several resident’s electronics and when we complained to Kaduna Electric office, for the repairs of the transformer, they said it cannot be repaired except to change to a new one.
“They further told us that the new one will take one year before the replacement or the the residents should contribute money and buy the new transformer, which is not our responsibility,” they said.
When contacted on phone on Sunday to react to the development, the Public Affairs Manager, Kaduna Electric, Abdullahi Abdulazeez said that he was not aware of the issue.
“We have over 10,000 transformers for distribution in the franchise area of four states of our operation,” he said.
He appealed for time to contact the BDRO of Rigasa Business District and furnish our correspondent with details.
He later called back and said he spoke with the BDRO who confirmed the transformer at Sayaya Road was faulty.
The Public Affairs Manager emphasized that maintenance and procurement is the responsibility of the company and as such, they never told any community to contribute funds for such.
“The BDRO told me that this the fourth time we are taking that
transformer for repairs,” he said.
Abdulazeez assured that by Monday October 15, they would be taking the transformer for repairs.