Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) has procured 240 Units of Single Face High Voltage Distribution Transformers to boost electricity supply and activities of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in the area. The new transformers were used to replace those that they were destroyed by Boko Haram in three frontline states.
The Managing Director of the company, Alhaji Baba Umar Mustpha disclosed this on Tuesday during a press briefing in Yola, Adamawa state and nothing the company’s commitment and determination in boosting economic activities in the north- east where it is situated.
He noted that the reason for the procurement was to improve epileptic power supply and boost the economic activities of the frontline states, which are dire need of development and food due to the insurgency which had brought starvation and hunger in the area.
Mustapha said the aimed is to boost the small and medium scales enterprises so as to bring the nation out of its current recession.
He further explained that the transformers which comprises 25, 20,and 15 KVAs is designed to reduce technical load, and improve voltage quality in front line states bedeviled by the Boko Haram insurgency.
“The transformers is vandal free, controls low voltage and can not be tampered with by thieves.”
Mustapha assured customers that 80 percent of YEDC customers would be metered free by 2017, while charging customers to reports any faults to the company.
The MD said the epileptic supply experienced in the last one week zone might not be unconnected with the challenges of gas constraints which dropped generations of power to 3000 Megawatts which affected the 3.5 per cent share of YEDC share.
He however called on customers to desist from energy theft to enable the company thrive in the north east