Four states under the control of Kaduna Electric Distribution Company record drastic reduction in electricity supply
Electricity supply has dropped by 70 percent in Nigeria North Western States of Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi, Pulse has gathered.
The four states under the control of Kaduna Electric, it was gathered, were getting 410 megawatts of electricity but has now dropped drastically.
Residents of Kaduna at the weekend complained epileptic power supply which resulted to frequent power outage.
But the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company management has attributed the current interruption of power supply to low power allocation from the national grid.
The company said vandalism of gas pipelines and other oil facilities in the south-south and south west regions of the country has led to low generation and distribution of electricity.
The Chief Engineering and Technical Services Officer of the company, Engineer Bello A. Musa said in Kaduna that the company will supply what it gets from the national grid.
“Kaduna Electric was allocated only 181 megawatts for distribution in Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States. This is against 410 megawatts that was being allocated to us over time,” Musa said.