Managing Director of Nigeria Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA), Peter Ewesor, said that Nigeria would no longer suffer the loss of life and property resulting from poor electrical installations.
Speaking at the inauguration of Oshodi Zonal Electrical Installation Certification panel (ZEICCP) in Lagos, Ewesor said the agency would clampdown on engineers with poor installations across the country.
The development, which followed the recent flag off of National Certification of Electrical Contractors in Nigeria, according to him, will ensure that the issues of quack electrical contractors and poor installations are urgently tackled to improve stable supply of power across the nation.
The panel has the Zonal Inspecting Engineer of NEMSA as chairman; the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON); electrical engineers from the Federal Ministry of Works, representative of ministry of Labour and Productivity; Licenced Electrical Contractors Association of Nigeria (LECLAN), and a host of others as members.
Ewessor said the zonal panel would receive completed applications from prospective candidates, scrutinise applications, interview candidates and register electrical contractors within the zone to ensure that only certified people handles electrical installations.
“Our utmost goal is to play our part in stamping out quack electrical installation contractors and bad electrical installations in Nigeria to ensure the delivery of uninterrupted power supply to Nigerians, ensuring safety of lives and property and taking Nigeria out of darkness,” he said.
Lamenting the nation’s yearly loss to poor electrical installations, Ewesor said the agency would ensure strategic implementation and monitoring that would make the programme yield desired results.