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Nigeria produces manual to control electricity standard

An elaborate Nigerian Electrical Installations and construction Guidelines Manual has been produced and distributed for use in the Power Industry in the country by the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency.

The MD/CEO of the Agency, Peter Ewerso said the production of the guidelines manual was mandatory owing to the challenges of the new electricity distribution companies with wide variety of construction standard and practices due to the emergence of divergent technical partners and business philosophy.

He said the coming into use of the guidelines manual would address the inadequacy of the standards, specifications and construction in the distribution subsector of Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry.

It will also serve as a benchmark for the Agency’s inspecting engineers and technical officers in the execution of the Agency’s functions of enforcement of technical standard.

It is hoped that dedicated use and application of the guidelines manual particularly by the Distribution Companies, National Rural Electrification Agency, States Rural Electrification Board and other stakeholders will bring back the required sanity, safety, stability, standardization and unification Nigeria’s distribution networks and system in line with national and international best practice, the MD/CEO said.

He revealed that the journey of the manual began in 2018 when the former Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatude Fashola gave approval to proceed with the development of the guidelines manual.

The completion and publication was however accomplished with the support of the present Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman and Minister of state for Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba who both saw the urgent need for the manual to be produced, mandated its conclusion, publication and distribution.

Source: Voice of Nigeria