The Emir of Zazzau, Alh. (Dr.) Shehu Idris, has expressed readiness to support Kaduna Electric in its effort to end vandalism, encourage prompt settlement of electricity bills and promote the conservation of energy.
The Emir gave the assurance while receiving staff of Kaduna Electric who paid him a courtesy visit in Zaria recently.
The Emir directed all District Heads in the Emirate to educate the people on the need to pay their bills, save energy and to stop the vandalization of the company’s equipment.
Earlier, the Business Development and Relationship Officer, Zaria Area Office,Masoud Salisu Abdulkadir, who led the team on the courtesy/community engagement visit, extolled the contributions of themonarch especially in the area of improvement of the lives of his people noting that electricity is also a key part of development.
He lamented the recent spate of destruction/theft of the company’s assets, which he said is hampering the provision of stable power supply to the Area.
He appealed to the traditional ruler to assist in ensuring that electricity bills are paid as at when due stressing that the company has financial obligations to the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry.
The BDRO also called on the good people of Zazzau Emirate to make energy management their watchword stressing that aside from being the responsible thing to do, it also saves them on electricity bills.
Responding, the District Heads promised to protect the installations of the company and to sensitize the communities on the need to pay their electricity bills.
On energy management, the community leaders pledged to educate the people on the need to switch off appliances when not in use and to stop the use of the yellow bulbs, which are considered energy drainers.