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Electrical contractors association harps on standards in electricity industry

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ABUJA – The Licenced Electrical Contractors Association of Nigeria (LECAN), has called for enforcement of standards in the electricity industry to ensure quality and improved power supply to Nigerians.
Mr Isa Onuku, LECAN’s North West Zonal Coordinator made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday.
Onuku, who commended the Federal Government for the privatisation of the sector, stressed the need for the new owners of the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) and other stakeholders in the sector to work with LECAN to ensure standards in the sector.
He urged the Federal Government to devise more effective means of checking the importation of fake and substandard electrical materials into the country to forestall issues of electrical accidents at homes and offices.
According to him, the association was already working round the clock with relevant agencies to ensure that only licenced electrical professionals were given jobs in the sector.
Onuku said that the association had already secured the backing of some DISCOs to ensure that no illegal contractor was allowed to undertake any electrical job.
The coordinator advised consumers not to patronise unlicensed contractors and roadside electricians when trying to connect or reconnect their electricity lines as this could be very dangerous.
He said that association was out to sanitise the industry to ensure that only qualified and certified engineers were allowed to carry out electrical projects as obtained in developed countries.
He said that LECAN was currently lobbying the National Assembly to obtain the enabling rights to deal with quacks and instill professionalism in the sector. (NAN

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