By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Managing Director/CEO of Kaduna Electric, Engineer Garba Haruna has disclosed that the Company shall create thousands of indirect jobs if the franchising policy being adopted by the Company become fully operational.
The Electricity boss made the disclosure today when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Zuru, Dr. Mohammed Sani, Same GOMO II at his palace in Zuru.
A press statement issued by the Head, Corporate Communication of Kaduna Electric, Abdulazeez Abdullahi quoted the MD as saying that the franchising strategy recently introduced by the Company will engender more efficiency in the power distribution business and address the perennial liquidity crisis currently facing the power industry.
Engr. Garba also announced that all stakeholders, including community leaders and the organised private sector would play a significant role in the new scheme, assuring that at the end of the day all parties shall have cause to celebrate.
He called community and religious leaders as well as youth organisations to lend their voices to the on going campaign for attitudinal change in regards to payment of electricity bills.
“I want to appeal to community and youth leaders to support our efforts to ensuring the provisions of stable and qualitative power supply by mobilising your subjects to live up to their responsibilities in terms of payment of bills”, he said.
In his response, the Emir of Zuru, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sami, applauded the new initiatives of the electricity distribution company, describing it “as a welcomed positive development that will help in addressing the problem of youth restiveness and unemployment in the Emirate.
He charged the Management of Kaduna Electric to ensure that pre-paid meters are distributed to all electricity users so as to eliminate the contatious estimated billing.
The Royal father also pledged to the support of the Zuru Emirate and its people to the Company.