KADUNA Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO, has debunked a report that attributed the recent water scarcity in Sokoto State to epileptic power supply distributed by the firm. The Business Development and Relationship officer in charge of Sokoto Area Office, Abubakar Sani made the clarification in an interview with journalists at the weekend. It would be recalled that the general manager, Sokoto State Water Board, Alhaji Moyi Tambuwal in an interview had attributed the recent water scarcity in the state to the epileptic power supply caused by KEDCO. However, Sani averred that the firm was not behind the water shortage, adding that the state water board had been enjoying improved and uninterrupted power supply from its new injection substation. “Sokoto State Water Board is on 33kv line which has been enjoying 24 hours uninterrupted power supply. In fact, the feeder that is feeding the water station is one of our priority feeders,” Sani explained. Speaking further, Sani said, “Based on the record available, on 19th September 2016 at about 20:30 hours, there was a fault on the 33 kv line from Kanji station that lasted for almost 24 hours, but was restored on 20th September, 2016 at about 20:25 hours. “Also, on 21st September 2016, the new injection substation that is feeding the state water board tripped off on fault at about 8:02 hours and was quickly restored at about 8:18 hours. We wondered how this could have cause the acute scarcity of water supply in the state,” he said. He said the statement credited to the general manager could not be true, adding that KEDCO would not relent in its efforts to provide an improved power supply in the state. According to him, “We are setting the record straight that Kaduna Electric was not responsible for the scarcity of water supply experienced in the state as claimed by the state water board.

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