Abuja electricity coy calls for removal of buildings under high-tension wires
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) Limited (AEDC) on Monday called on owners of houses built under high-tension wires to remove them..
This is contained in a statement signed by Ahmed Shekarau, the Head, Public Relations and Media of AEDC and sent to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
It warned electricity consumers to refrain from patronising unlicensed electricians when faults occurred on their power lines or appliances.
It stated that AEDC had recorded zero deaths and accidents in the second quarter of the year.
According to the statement, this is the first time such a feat is being recorded in the history of the company.
The statement added that no staff was involved in negative incident on safety, health and environment, between April and of June.
The Managing Director/CEO of AEDC, Mr. Neil Croucher, commended the staff of the company for the achievement.
The statement added that Croucher urged the staff to sustain the same record.
It added that since the takeover of the company in November 2013, new investors had raised the AEDC’s Health, Safety and
Environment (HSE) Policy to a higher level.
The statement stated that the AEDC management created a board committee to ensure that HSE was fully integrated in its operations.
The statement reported Croucher as saying that AEDC valued health and environment because its operation was not just selling electricity and make money, but to ensure safe use of the product.
It sated that if electricity was not handled properly, it could cause injury or death, hence AEDC had taken it as its primary responsibility to educate customers on the safe handling of electricity.
The statement stated that Croucher cautioned people to avoid vandalism, encroachment on installations and not to tamper with such installations because they were accident prone areas.
It further stated that the AEDC management had taken as its responsibility to ensure education of customers and stakeholders on the safe handling of electricity.
It stated that AEDC had also started its quarterly safety sensitisation campaign in three states – Kogi, Niger and FCT.