The Federal Government on Tuesday said it would no longer condone substandard electrical installations and activities of quacks in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, stated this at the revalidation and certification of electrical installation contractors in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that certification of contractors involved in electrical installations is a written document issued by the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) to qualified electrical contractors.
The certification is based on the acquisition of competency, technical skills and expertise by contractors that undertake inspection and certification of electrical installations in the country.
Fashola, represented by the Minster for State for Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mustapha Shehu, said the life of every Nigerian was important to government, hence the certification of electrical installation contractors.
He said it was the responsibility of government to ensure that Nigerians did not lose their lives and property while assessing electricity.
The minister said the certification signified the federal government’s commitment to standard and best practices in the power sector, adding that the certification was in the interest of Nigerians.