NEMSA Bans DisCos from Using Substandard Poles, kits

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The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) has banned the 11 electricity distribution companies (DisCos) and other electrical contractors from using substandard materials and equipment in their operations within the country’s electricity industry, ThisDay reports.

NEMSA also stopped the DisCos and contractors from undertaking substandard and bad construction practices in the power industry and other allied industries and workplaces in the country. It said that the decision was taken to guarantee the delivery of safe, stable and reliable power supply to Nigerians, adding that instance of electricity related accidents are beginning to increase in the country.

According to a memo which it sent to all the 11 Discos informing them of the ban, NEMSA’s Managing Director, Peter Ewesor said the ban was initiated because of identified hindrances to safe, stable and reliable power supply to Nigerians often caused by the use of substandard materials and equipment in the power systems and networks.

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