By Tola Akinmutimi
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) on Tuesday said that it had established an inspectorate division to monitor faulty lines and mitigate operational hiccups in its franchise areas of FCT, Kogi, Niger and Nasarawa states.
The distribution company stated this in a release signed by its spokesperson, Oyebode Fadipe.
He quoted the company’s Managing Director, Ernest Mupwaya, as saying that the aim is to enable the company achieve real time monitoring of malfunctioning electricity lines and other equipments with a view to ensuring prompt fixing of such facilities.
Mupwaya, who said that the division comprised nine members, selected from the technical and safety departments headed by the Director of Risk and Compliance, Mr Collins Chabuka, explained that the initiative was part of the management’s efforts to avoid any fatality or injury of its field officers.
He explained: “It is better for any fault to remain unattended to if it will result to the death of any worker or members of the public.
“Any staff who does any act adjudged to be capable of causing any accident or electrocution will be sanctioned, including losing his job”, Mupwaya added.
According to him, the division is saddled with the responsibility of stopping any unauthorised work within AEDC’s network and sanctioning any staff that violates any safety standards.