KEDCO decries increase in meter bypass as 17, 000 consumers shun vending in 7months
By Our Correspondent
The Management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has decried the increasing cases of meter bypass and illegal connection in its franchise states of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa.
This was contained in a statement issued by KEDCO head of corporate communication, Alhaji Sani Ibrahim Shawai.
According to the Management, over 17, 190 metered customers had not vended between January and July 2021.
In spite our resolve not to get distracted in our efforts to ensure that all customers are metered in line with the desire of the Federal Government, we however, state that this menace is a major setback to that effort towards ending estimated billing system in our falranchise.
Those engaging in bypassing meters are doing more harms than good to themselves and other customers, putting many others at risks of fire outbreaks and KEDCO is very much concerned about the safety of its services in addition to quality.
Meter bypassing has always resulted to major risk of shock and fire because electrical fires are on increased risk of meter tampering.
In this regard and in line with our safety priority in our service delivery, anyone caught bypassing meters will be treated to the full weight of the law in line with their offences.
We appeal to the general public to be vigilant as well as cautious to ensure that their meters are not tampered with.