(Source: Hope for Nigeria)
As part of the measures to restore confidence in the power industry and ensure that Nigerians begin to enjoy stable electricity supply, the Licensed Electrical Contractors Association of Nigeria (LECAN) is set to partner the Electricity Management Services (EMS).
The concern of LECAN was accentuated recently when the national executive of the association, led by its National President, Otunba Dele Akintola, paid a courtesy visit to the Managing Director/CEO of Electricity Management Services, Mr Peter Ewesor in his office in Abuja.
According to Otunba Akintola, the establishment of EMS, among others, would help to put the electricity industry in proper perspective, especially in the areas of testing of installation of electricity equipment and licensing of prospective electrical contractors in Nigeria.
While affirming the eligibility of Ewesor as the MD/CEO of EMS, Otunba Akintola added that his ability, versatility and experience in the electrical engineering field and management would undoubtedly help to change the face of the electricity industry.
Speaking further, LECAN President urged Nigerians to always engage the services of only licensed electrical contractors in the handling of their electrical projects, adding that, “this is the only way to ensure that quality and standard equipment are used and also to ensure safety of life and property.”
While thanking President Goodluck Jonathan for his thoughtfulness in the establishment of EMS, LECAN president called on Nigerians to be patient with the Federal Government in its ongoing privatisation of electricity Distribution Companies across the country, adding that: “I am optimistic that power will become relatively stable before the end of the year.”
While pledging his support to and cooperation with LECAN, Ewesor stated that every practising electrical contractor must be licensed, adding that the age of handling electrical installations without licence had passed.
Ewesor, who stated that LECAN would be co-opted in the EMS committee which would oversee licensing of contractors, noted that education of any kind was not the ultimate in practising as an electrical contractor but the license.