The Managing Director of Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency, NEMSA, Aliyu Tahir has commended President Bola Tinubu for signing the 2023 Electricity Act into law.
NEMSA, in a statement signed by its Head of Communication and Protocol, Ama Umoren in Abuja on Sunday, said Mr Tahir stated this while felicitating with President Tinubu on Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary.
Mr Tahir, who is also Chief Electrical Inspector of the Federation, commended the president for his passion to give Nigerians better and improved electricity supply services in the country.
The NEMSA boss also applauded the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, for providing the needed policy direction in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).
Mr Tahir recalled that NEMSA was established by Electricity Act, 2015 (now Electricity Act, 2023), to carry on the functions of enforcement of technical standards and regulations, technical inspection.
“Some of these functions include testing and certification of all categories of electrical installations, electricity meters and instruments to ensure an efficient production and delivery of safe, reliable and sustainable power supply.
“We also guarantee safety of lives and property in the Nigerian electricity supply industry and other allied industries/workplaces and premises,” he said.
According to him, the priority of the agency is for Nigerians to have electricity networks that are stable, safe and reliable.
Mr Tahir said that through close collaboration with partners, NEMSA strives to ensure zero incidences of electrical accidents, energy accountability, eliminate substandard equipment and materials, and rid the system of quack electrical personnel.
He said that one of the strategies to realise the vision was through effective service delivery.
“We are doing this by consistently applying our corporate culture defined by a simple set of corporate values of quality service and safety, honesty and integrity, as well as leadership and collaboration,” the statement quoted Mr Tahir as saying.