By Auwal Umar
The management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) says it will commence activities to roll out meter services in line with NERC’S directive.
Ibrahim Sani Shawai, the company’s Head of Corporate Communications disclosed this in a release signed and made available to newsmen on Saturday.
Shawai said: “Following the conclusion of meetings between KEDCO management and NERC officials few months back and subsequent engagement of five meter vendors subject to approval before commencement of activities in that regard, the management is glad to report that approval has been given.
“ These meter vendors that were submitted and approved include: Armese consulting limited, CrestHill Engineering limited, Meron Nigeria limited, Mojec international limited, Momas Electricity meter manufacturing company.
“ NERC has reviewed our submission and approved the following preferred bidders that are successful in KEDCO’S procurement process.”
He added: “with this now done, we are set to roll out meter services in line with NERC’S directive with a view to ensuring that complaints are minimised while maximising satisfaction for our teeming customers.
“KEDCO is putting some finishing touches to events that would ensure a smooth ride as soon as the metering services commence, while assuring our customers that we will soon start as soon as KEDCO fine-tunes all the necessaries for the roll out plan.”
The MD/CEO, Dr. Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna said: “ the finalization of procurement process for the engagement of MAPS has been boosted by NERC’s approval. We have been prepared for this as we strongly believe it would to a very large extent address some pressing challenges bordering on customers’ complaints.
Dr. Gwamna therefore called on the good people of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States to embrace the metering scheme and give all the vendors the necessary supports for the success objective that the scheme was meant to achieve.