Energy management firm, Schneider Electric and stakeholders on Wednesday, March 20 embarked on a road show to sensitise Lagos traders on the benefits of procuring genuine electrical products.
The two-day road show, which was aimed at mass enlightenment of the public on safety, saw the company’s staff, partners and some stakeholders including electricians, distributors, and retailers tour Lagos Island and Oshodi electrical markets.
According to the Managing Director, Schneider Electric Anglophone West Africa, Mr Christophe Begat, the road show was one of the strategies deployed by the company to promote use of original appliances to prevent disasters.
He said that Schneider Electric partnered with other companies to make the project a reality.
Begat said, “For Schneider Electric, safety is paramount and that is why we partner with companies that guarantee the authenticity of the products that are sold.
“We are happy to collaborate with them in sensitizing the public about the importance of safe practices and patronising original appliances.”
This is coming on the heels of recent statistics from the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) that 190 people were victims of 146 electrical accidents in 2017. Of these 113 died in 95 accidents while 77 others sustained injuries in another 51 accidents.
He added that Schneider Electric, Nigerchin, and other partners believe purchase and use of genuine electrical appliances would reduce casualty level from electrical accidents nationwide.
Members of the Schneider Electricians Club received incentives which included free technical training; access to discounts; and earned loyalty points which can be redeemed as gift items.
This reward system is the company’s strategy to promote original products and boost electricians’ loyalty.