Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
The Sokoto State House of Assembly wednesday urged the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO) and the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to embark on public sensitisation to explain to their consumers the cause of the incessant power outage in the state.
The call was sequel to the consideration of the assemblyâ€™s ad-hoc committeeâ€™s report that investigated the problems of power supply in the state.
In his submission during the plenary in Sokoto, the Chairman of the ad-hoc committee and member representing Yabo constituency, Alhaji Garba Bello, maintained that through effective public sensitisation programmes, the firms would adequately inform the citizenry of the challenges confronting them.
â€œAs you are aware, such enlightenment programme has become necessary to reduce the frequent misunderstanding and friction between officials of KAEDCO and consumers, particularly, over alleged over billing.
â€œBoth KEDCO and NERC should embark on sensitisation programme to enlighten consumers on their rights in order to avoid clashes in their various responsibilities.
â€œThis was part of our committeeâ€™s recommendation to the House,â€ the lawmaker stated.
He called on the management of Kaduna Electric to intensify efforts to procure more pre-paid meters to customers in the state.
Bello emphasised that this would go a long way in addressing possible over billing of their customers.
In his remarks, the Speaker of the assembly, Alhaji Salihu Maidaji, said the House had considered the committeeâ€™s report due to membersâ€™ unanimous approval of its recommendations through a voice vote.