70% of power outages caused by theft, vandalism – Kaduna Electric

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The Management of Kaduna Electric has said that 70% of power outages are caused by energy theft and vandalism, and called for strong collaboration between the company and its customers to bring to an end the twin menace of power supply infrastructures, Leadership reports.

The team leader, media and community relations of the company, Idris Muhammad made the call during an interactive session with customers at Rigasa Area Office, Kaduna on Thursday last week.

According to the spokesman of the electricity distribution company, “the twin menace of energy theft and vandalism are responsible for almost 70% of the unplanned outages being experienced in our franchise area with the attendant inconveniences and unnecessary burden on the customers.”

He ,therefore, called on the Rigasa community to expose the perpetrators of these acts who constitute a nuisance to both the company and the customers stressing that the “collaborative effort could not have come at a better time.”