In Kaduna Electric MD begs labour union to stop planned protest

The Managing Director/CEO, Kaduna Electric, Engineer Garba Haruna has called on the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union congress to stop their planned protest as it would affect the supply of electricity in the country.

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Electric MD begs Labour Unions play

Electric MD begs Labour Unions

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The Managing Director/CEO, Kaduna Electric, Engineer Garba Haruna has called on the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union congress to stop their planned protest as it would affect the supply of electricity in the country.

According to the MD, picketing of distribution companies across the nation would have a devastating effect to power supply.

In a statement issued by the Head of Corporate Communication department of the Company, Abdulaziz Abdullahi, said the current economic challenges facing the country makes the planned action of the labour movements ill-motivated and counterproductive”.

According to Engineer Garba, all stakeholders must join hands together to consolidate on the success achieved with the privatization of the power sector. “For the first time in the history of Nigeria’s power sector, electricity generation has hit an all-time high of 5,075MW, demonstrating the evolution and progress in the capacity of the sector to meet the country’s power needs, a major requirement in the drive to grow the nation’s economy and improve quality of life”, he contended.

Engineer Garba reiterated that the new tariff regime recently approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission is not only about tariff increase.

 “It is a comprehensive master plan aimed at having a cost reflective tariff for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry. The new tariff will enable the actors in the electricity value chain (generation, transmission and distribution companies) to cover the cost of their operations and attract further investment in the power sector,” he stated. It shall also guarantee sustainable growth in the power sector and ensure stable and qualitative power supply across the country."

"The Electricity boss further reiterated his Company’s resolve to provide steady and qualitative power supply in its operational territory. In his words “we in Kaduna Electric are committed to efficient service delivery and other value-added investment in network reinforcement, ICT development and mass pre-paid meters deployment. The first phase of our five hundred thousand pre-paid meters roll-out shall commence in due course," the statement added.

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