Managing director of the Nigerian Electricity Management Safety Agency (NEMSA), Engr Peter Ewesor has disclosed that the agency has concluded plans to set up a task force with the mandate of overseeing electrical networks and installations around the country to detect unsafe ones and act as appropriate, Leadership reports.
Engr Ewesor, who disclosed this in an exclusive interview noted with regret the prevalent cases of electrical accidents and electrocutions witnessed around the country in recent times. He attributed the accidents to aging networks, substandard materials and poor installations among others.
He also said from 2016 to date, 366 deaths of largely members of the public and some electricity workers have been recorded in 321 electrical accidents, with 86.8% of the fatalities occurring among members of the public and 13.2% happening to electricity workers.
Ewesor noted that agency will not relent in its effort to have electricity networks in the country sanitized for maximum safety of electricity consumers, adding he will defy all distractions to ensure that erring operators are sanctioned appropriately.
Source: Energy Mix Report