NERC to investigate electrocution of four family members in Taraba
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said it will launch an investigation into the fatal electrocution of four members of a family in the Dinyavo area of Jalingo, Taraba State.
NERC on Tuesday issued a statement on X (formerly Twitter) where it said its attention has been drawn to the tragic accident which is reported to have occurred on Monday, October 2, 2023.
“NERC extends its utmost condolences to the family members and the community affected by this terrible loss while reassuring the general public that the matter shall be investigated thoroughly to identify the immediate and remote causative factors,” NERC said.
It added that it has reached out to the distribution licensee, Yola Electricity Distribution Plc, responsible for service in the area.
According to NERC, the executive management of Yola Electricity Distribution Plc is currently conducting an investigation into the accident.
The NERC has also constituted an Accident Investigation Team (“AIT”), and the members are currently on their way to the scene of the accident to conduct the regulatory investigations.
NERC added that it remains committed to ensuring public safety in the delivery of services in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) in line with its zero tolerance for accidents policy.
It has also assured the general public that the matter will be investigated and treated in accordance with existing safety codes and regulations.
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