The management of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company has expressed regret over the two-day blackout experienced by its customers in Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.
The Head, Corporate Communications of KAEDCO, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, in a press statement issued in Kaduna yesterday, attributed the prolonged power outage to system failure recorded from the national grid as a result of the nationwide strike action embarked upon by the oil workers.
According to Abdullahi, supply is just gradually being restored after the agreement was reached by the federal government and unions in the petroleum sector to call off the strike action. Most of the thermal power stations were shut down due to non-availability of gas.
“Kaduna Electric is ready to deliver power to its customers as soon as it begins receiving supply from the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN”, he said.
The company’s spokesperson apologized for the inconvenience and difficulties the unfortunate development might have caused their esteemed customers.
He said, “The company has taken steps to fix back fallen poles in some parts of Kaduna as a result of the heavy rains to ensure efficient power supply and urged customers to be patient as normal supply will soon be restored”.