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Bagudu Urges Customers To Pay KEDCO For 24-Hour Power Supply

Gov. Bagudu replaces Okorocha as Chairman APC Governors’ ForumPublished on May 24, 2019 By Chijioke Jannah The Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, has been elected as the chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum. The forum, which is made up of governors elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), made this known on Friday via its Twitter handle. “We are very glad to announce that Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State Government is now our Chairman. Ensuing press releases and briefings will be made to this effect,” it tweeted. Meanwhile, Governor Bagudu whose election was unanimous, will be replacing the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha who will vacate office as a two-term governor on May 29. Speaking after his emergence at a meeting held last night at Imo Governor’s Lodge Abuja, Governor Bagudu said he will provide leadership to PGF to realise the collective vision of the Progressive Governors to build a strong, democratic and inclusive APC. He also pledged to “mobilise all party members and by extension Nigerians towards expanding and deepening democratic structures of the party.”

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, on Monday urged to customers to pay the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) regularly in order to enjoy 24-hour electricity supply.

Bagudu made the plea in Birnin Kebbi during an interactive session with newsmen following customers’ complaint about reduction in electricity supply from 24 hours to 14 hours.

He explained that electricity generation and distribution are now undertaken by private sector companies.

“The distribution companies pay for what is delivered to them by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and where they are unable to receive payments from customers, the supply may not be maintained,’’ the governor said.

Bagudu said that the state government had spent over N3 billion from 2016 to 2019 on feeders, transformers, local distribution networks.

He said that with the cooperation of KEDCO and TCN, the state was able to achieve 24-hour electricity supply within the period.

“Failure by customers to pay is now making it difficult for KEDCO to supply the electricity required in all parts of the state,’’ Bagudu said.

The representative of KEDCO, who was at the interactive session, Malam Sank Sakaba, said that the company supplied over N900 million worth of electricity to the state but was able to collect N300 million from the customers.

Sakaba acknowledged the tremendous commitment of the state government in meeting up its monthly support to enhance payment by customers.

He urged customers in the state to reciprocate the government’s gesture by performing their obligation and ensure that the people of the state continue to enjoy 24-hour electricity supply.

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