KEDCO threaten to impose N50,000 fine for illegal electricity connections



 The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has threatened to  impose N50,000 fines for electricity connections and meter bypassing .

This is contained in a statement  by KEDCO  Head of Communications, Ibrahim Sani-Shawai, in Kano.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the  franchise under KEDCO operation includes Kano State,  Katsina and Jigawa.

”Customers with Single Phase Residential meters who bypass electricity will pay N50,000 on first incident and N75,000 on subsequent charges.

”Three Phase Residential customers who engage in connections will pay an initial charge of N100, 000 and N150,000 subsequently,” he said.

Sani-Shawai said the warning  became as a way of ensuring that renewed efforts at speeding up metering are not sabotaged.

“KEDCO is speeding up processes that 87, 747 meters are installed end of June under the zero phase,” he said .

He said KEDCO met with all vendors and mandated them to increase manpower speedy deployment and installation of meters to customers.

Sani-Shawai appeal to customers to give the vendors the necessary cooperation that estimated billing system was  to an end in KEDCO franchise within the shortest time.(NAN)