14 December 2017

Nigeria: Electricity Contractors to Curb Quacks, Ensure Safety in Abuja

The Licenced Electrical Contractors Association of Nigeria (LECAN) has said it is working to curb quackery and fake electrical installations while ensuring safe use of electricity.

The National Coordinator of LECAN, Chief Vitus Ofoedum said this during a sensitisation campaign at Gudu market in Abuja yesterday.

He urged people to always patronise the electricians who are duly certified by the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) and are members of LECAN.

"We should always insist on seeing the licence of electricians before giving them any installation job because if there is a fault in the future, you can trace a licensed contractor but may be hard to trace a quack," Ofoedum said.

LECAN Chairman of the Federal Capital territory (FCT) Chapter, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim sought the collaboration of house owners and tenants to report quacks to them and relevant agencies for immediate sanction so the system can be purged.


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