The hope of customers of Kano Electricity Distribution Company getting improved power supply has been dashed.
This followed the collapse of the newly installed 60 KVA transformer at Kofar Dan’agundi transmission station in Kano metropolis.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the transformer serving the area got burnt and was replaced with a new one, which was inaugurated on March 23. However, it worked for only two days before it broke down completely.
Head, Corporate Communications of KEDCO, Mr. Sani Bala-Sani, told NAN in Kano on Wednesday that efforts were being intensified by the Transmission Company of Nigeria to rectify the anomaly.
“The transformer was installed last week. It only worked for two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) before it developed a problem,’’ Bala-Sani said.
According to him, the company supplies electricity to the three states under its jurisdiction — Kano, Katsina and Jigawa.
However some of the electricity consumers in the area who spoke to Solacebase complained bitterly of the situation considering the harsh sunny weather condition with heat and without electricity.
He called on customers, especially those in central part of Kano metropolis, to exercise patience, as efforts are being made to repair the transformer.