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New electricity tariff: Only the rich are affected – KEDCO




Zulaiha Danjuma

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) says only high income earners and commercial residences are affected by the recent nationwide increase in electricity tariff.

Kano Focus reports that the federal government has approved a 100% increase in electricity tariff with effect from September 1, 2020.

KEDCO spokesperson, Ibrahim Sani Shawai said the increase affects only those who can afford it as consumers have been categorized into five classes.

Mr Shawai said those who will pay higher rates will receive more hours of electricity while poor households will receive less electricity per day.

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According to a document circulated by KEDCO category A customers will receive electricity hours for at least 20 hours daily and pay N58.75-N70.14 per Kilowatt Hour (kWh).

Category B customers will receive 16-20 hours of electricity daily and pay N56.16-N64.94 per kWh.

Category C customers will receive 12-16 hours of electricity daily and pay N48.09-N60.44 per kWh.

Category D customers will receive 8-12 hours of electricity daily and will not be affected by the price increase.

Category E customers will receive 4-8 hours of electricity daily and will also not be affected by the price increase.

Mr Shawai told Kano Focus that KEDCO has not completed assigning categories to different areas of Kano, Jigawa, and Katsina states where it operates.

“We will soon announce how we categorize all areas in our operational area.

“However customers who want more supply may negotiate to change their categories provided they are willing to pay the price.” Mr Shawai said.

He added that the new tariff structure allows users to determine their electricity consumption based on their purchasing power.

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UNICEF applauds Kano State for enacting Child Protection Law, calls for effective implementation



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim 

United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) has commended the Government and citizens of Kano State for the recent enactment of the Child Protection Law, signed into law by former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

KANO FOCUS reports that the commendation was contained in a statement issued by Samuel Kaalu UNICEF spokesperson in Kano.

The statement quoted Mr. Rahama R.M. Farah, Chief of UNICEF Field Office Kano, saying “The Kano State Child Protection Law is a remarkable achievement that benefits the children and people of Kano. It establishes a legal framework to ensure the protection of children’s rights within the state.

“Now that the law has been established, it is crucial to allocate the necessary resources and establish mechanisms for its effective implementation. We urge the new administration in Kano State to take this vital step and provide adequate resources to ensure the comprehensive enforcement of the law.

Mr. Farah added that with the enactment of this law, Kano State joins other states that have successfully incorporated the Nigeria Child Rights Act, originally enacted by the National Assembly in 2003, into their legal frameworks.

He said “It is important to note that this Act is derived from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), of which Nigeria is a signatory. Extensive consultations were conducted with key stakeholders, including faith-based and community leaders, during the development of the bill.

“This collaborative effort ensured that the law reflects the values and aspirations of the people of Kano.”


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APC condemns Kano demolition exercise



Aminu Abdullahi






The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has implored the victims of the recent demolition exercise embarked upon by the Kano State government to seek legal redress while describing the action of the new NNPP administration as barbaric and unacceptable.


KANO FOCUS reports that the Ag. State Chairman of the opposition party, Shehu Maiagari made the condemnation while Speaking at a press conference held on Tuesday at the NUJ Press Centre, Kano.

The politician condemned the spate of demolition of business interests and property across the state by the Governor, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf.

“The action of the state government has brought unnecessary chaos, rampant vandalism, daylight robbery and grabbing of property belonging to innocent members of the Kano society” he lamented.

The opposition party insisted that the demolition has destroyed the means of livelihood of the people of the state while lamenting that it has equally tarnished the reputation of the state as a safe commercial centre for secured business investment.

The APC appealed to security agencies in the state to step up action and restore the people’s confidence in light of the shock they had experienced while imploring parents and guardians to caution their children against being used as agents of destruction by the state government.

“We assure the good people of the state of our prayers and support in this trying period; we also implore those affected directly or indirectly, to seek redress in the court of law,” they stated.

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Kano Governor Appoints Habu Fagge as Pension Boss



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

Kano State Governor Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has approved the appointment of Alhaji Habu Muhammad Fagge  as Executive Chairman, Kano State Pension Board Trustee.

KANO FOCUS reports that the appointment takes effect immediately as the governor directed for handing over and taking over within  24 hours.

A statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the governor Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa said Alhaji Habu Fagge, a holder of Bsc Finance from Abraham Lincoln University, served two terms as Executive Chairman of Kano Internal Revenue Services.

The statement added that the new appointee had served Kano State as director finance, director planning, research and statistics and director other taxes.

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