Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has donated N2 million,rice and cooking oil to Kano State Government as part of their palliative contribution to cushion the effect of lockdown in the state.
Presenting the donation to the state government on Thursday, the KEDCO’s Managing Director, Alhaji Jamilu Gwamna said it was part of their social corporate responsibility.
According to him, the donation, which include 1,500 10 kilograms of rice, 1,500 gallons of vegitable oils was to support the government in cushioning the effect of the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Kano.
“With the current hardship situation faced by the people due to the lockdown, we find it necessary to contribute our quarter in our franchise areas towards reducing the quencequences on the people.” he said.
Gwamna further commended the state government for their efforts in fighting the spread of the pandemic in the state, adding that KEDCO is committed to support the state government.
He further commiserated with the state government and also the people if the state over the recent deaths reported, praying to God to forgive the deceaseds.
According to him, KEDCO has improved the supply of electricity from 16-18 hours in its areas of coverage, especially residential areas.
Gwamna explained that such was aimed at keeping the people of those areas comfortable while they are at home due to the stay at home order.
Responding, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje commended KEDCO for such gesture, adding that, “no doubt, such donation to the poorest of the poors will go a long way in touching their lives.”
While describing KEDCO as a friend in need and friend indeed, Ganduje said the gesture came at the right time when people are in need of such assistance.
He assured that the state’s palliative distribution Committee will ensure the judicious distribution of the donation, so that those meant for will benefit.