Safety Concerns from Provision of Electricity in Communities

  • Ikeja Electric is blamed for people’s electrocution in spite of poor services and inflated bills. 

Head, Corporate Communication Ikeja Electric, Felix Ofulue (27 May, 2016)
“the rainy season is a period which is marked by increased rainfall, thunderstorms, high winds and floods, often witnesses an escalation of accidents in the electricity sector. Unfortunately many of these accidents become fatal where residents ignore warnings and electric safety guidelines.

As a responsible organization which is committed to the safety of its customers, it is pertinent to remind our valued customers of some basic guidelines that will help save lives at this time. We hope that our customers will in turn pass this information around such that more accidents are prevented and we will avoid loss of lives”.

Managing director, Nigerian Electricity Management Services Authority (NEMSA), Peter Ewesor, (January 7, 2016)
“Today in Nigeria there’s no factory producing good, well treated wooden poles. We are going to outlaw the use of wooden poles this 2016. It will be one of the first things we are going to do because bad wooden poles have caused a lot of accidents in the power sector. We are going to make sure we outlaw that and before the end of first quarter we will publish that appropriately in the media.

And we are going to send instructions to all Discos directing the outlaw of wooden poles in their networks.”

SaharaReporter.com (16 May 2016)
A 24-year old nursing mother, Yewande Busari, was on  May 6  electrocuted in Lagos with her one-year-old son strapped to her back. The child, named Pamilerin, however, survived. The tragedy was caused by electrical wires sticking out of a streetlight…

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Post Author: Paul Mbagwu