The era of substandard electrical installations and activities of quacks in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) is over, Thenation reports.
Mr. Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing disclosed this at the revalidation and certification of electrical installation contractors on Tuesday in Nigeria.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the certification of contractors involved in electrical installations is a written document issued by the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) to qualified electrical contractors.
However, 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.
Alhaji Mustapha Shehu, who represented the Minister, said that the life of every citizen is important to government, hence the certification of electrical installation contractors.
Government responsibility is to ensure Nigerians did not lose their lives and property while assessing electricity.