Power accidents claim 453 Nigerian lives in 46 months – Report

At least 453 persons were electrocuted in 46 months between 2015 and October 2018, latest report of the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) has shown.

At the Power Safety Summit (PSS) in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, urged power sector operators to comply with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) rules on right of ways and safety operations to reduce the figures.

The Managing Director of NEMSA, Engr. Peter Ewesor charged operators in the power sector on working to attain zero target for accidents and electrocutions in the sector. He gave the electrical accidents breakdown to include 113 deaths occurring from 110 accidents in 2015; 140 deaths from 124 accidents in 2016; 95 accidents caused 113 electrocution in 2017. From January to October 2018, NEMSA reported 87 deaths that resulted from 82 accidents.

Source: Daily Trust

 

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