The Chairman of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Plc, Alhaji Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar, has called for greater collaboration between the Transmission Company of Nigeria and the Distribution Companies for effective delivery of qualitative power supply to the Nigerian public.
Abubakar made the call in Zaria, Kaduna State on Friday while making a remark during the official commissioning of a mobile 40MVA power transformer at the 132/33KV Transmission sub-station by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola.
He advocated a balance between grid stabilization, the major concern of the TCN and business viability.
He said: “The two actors in the value chain must work together to ensure that the National Grid is stabilized, just as concerted efforts must be made to ensure that the power sector is viable and attractive to both local and foreign investors.
“This is the only way to ensure to ensure the development of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry.”
Abubakar therefore congratulated both Fashola and the Interim Managing Director of the TCN, Alhaji Usman Gur Mohammed, for the incremental progress being recorded in the nation’s power sector, describing the Nigerian Electricity supply Industry as “the most difficult sector to work in”.
Fashola who was represented by the Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mustapha Baba Shehuri, announced that the Federal Government will upgrade the TCN capacity to 20,000MW in the next four years.
Earlier, Mohammed disclosed that plans have reached advance stage to construct a 330KV grid code line from Kaduna to Zaria to Kano through the Transmission Company of Nigeria grid rehabilitation and expansion programme.