Kaduna Electric has begun enumeration exercise with the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology.
Youth corps members serving with company have been trained to complement staff of the company for the exercise.
The exercise which would be conducted across the company’s franchise states of Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara, has begun in earnest in the Kaduna metropolis.
A statement signed by Head, Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, said the exercise which is aimed at capturing all the existing customers; new customers; undeveloped and developed properties; vacant houses and put them on a map with the aid of GIS technology.
The aim of the enumeration exercise according to the statement, is to have a comprehensive and exact database of all Kaduna Electric customers on its network. “We inherited a customer base of a little above 400,000 which is far from the true number of electricity users on our network. This exercise will give us the correct figure of customers on our network,” he said.
The statement said the exercise has begun with complete tracking of transformers to enable ease of monitoring on the map.
So far the transformer tracking has been completed in Kawo, Hayin Danmani and old Tudun Wada Feeders all in Kaduna Metropolis.
He further said in the Old Tudun Wada 31 transformers were identified (25 public and six dedicated) with 71 units. three transformers (Mashi Road, Abattoir and Gidan gayu) are not connected to the network.
Presently the exercise is going on at Rigasa II/ Makarfi Road Feeder where 27 transformers (25 and two dedicated) with 68 units were identified.
However, the statement said the exercise has experienced occasional incidences of intimidation of enumerators by residents and also resistance to provide required information by the customers.
The company solicited for the cooperation and support of customers in order