The managing director and chief executive officer of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Dr Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna (Sardaunan Gombe) has expressed optimism over 24-hour power delivery in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States within the nearest future.
Dr Gwamna in a chat with newsmen said the improvement in power generation over the last three years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration triggered his optimism.
According to him, “If what has been generated within the last three years is sustained by the federal government, it will be possible to distribute power to serve a 24-hour service delivery to our numerous customers.
“The improvement in the power sector where at least 1,000MW is being added to the national grid every year by the federal government, it is possible to get a 24-hour power delivery to our customers.
“For our customers who are asking for an improvement upon the increase in power distribution to a 24-hour delivery, I assure you that with what the federal government in doing in the sector, it is very possible.
“Before now, KEDCO has been distributing below 250MW. But now as power generation keeps improving, we now distribute nearly 350MW. With over 1,000MW yearly which had increased the national grid by over 3,000MW in 3 years; 24-hour power delivery would be possible in the nearest future.
“It is generation that determines power distribution. We are monitoring events in the sector and we know what the minister of Power, Babatunde Fashola is doing. It is based on the yearly improvement that gave me the confidence to assure our customers of 24-hour power delivery, he said.”
The Kano DisCo boss also noted that other diversification means through Renewable Energy Technology (RET) which is being pioneered by investors are also yielding positive results, adding that all these collective efforts had increased power distribution and the company was poised to up distribution as the power generation improves.