The Managing Director/CEO Nigeria Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) & Chief Electrical Inspector of the Federation Engr. Aliyu T. Tahir has assured that the Agency would explore all avenues of collaboration with the Department of Development Control, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) in the areas of Enforcement of Extant Electrical Regulations, Safety Requirements and specifications of Electrical Installation in building structures.
Engr. Aliyu Tahir gave this assurance when he along with his Management Team paid a courtesy call on Muhktar Galadima, the Director, Department of Development Control (AMMC) in his office.
He said that, there was need for NEMSA to collaborate with the Department of Development Control in the areas of enforcement of Extant Electrical Regulations, Safety Requirements and specifications of Electrical Installation in building structures.
The MD/CEO further reiterates that the collaboration with Development Control Office will ensure that all completed electrical installations in buildings are inspected, tested and certified fit by NEMSA before permission is issued for the occupation of the buildings.
He also stated that the collaboration would ensure that only NEMSA certified Electrical Installation Contractors/Personnel are used for the execution of electrical installation works in the buildings.
Speaking earlier in his address, Muhktar Galadima Director, Development Control assured NEMSA MD/CEO and Management of their readiness for partnership and collaboration.
He suggested the setting up of a committee between the two Agencies to work out modalities for excellent collaboration to ensure value addition and efficient service delivery to the citizenry.
NESI CAPACITY GAP AND TRAINING NEEDS: ELECTRICAL FACILITY AND INSPECTION PERSPECTIVE – ENGR. ALIYU TUKUR
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) and Chief Electrical Inspector of the Federation, Engr. Aliyu Tukur Tahir, has said that the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) should develop tailored training programs for engineers and technical officers who want to major in enforcement of Technical Standards and Regulations, through the inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations.
Engr. Tukur made the assertion while delivering a presentation on “NESI, Capacity Gap and Training Needs: Electrical facility and Inspection Perspective” at a one day workshop, organized by NAPTIN with funding from the French Development Agency (AFD) and European Union (EU).
The one day program which took place on the 15th June, 2022, at the NAPTIN office headquarters focused on the theme; “Meeting the Training Needs of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry”
The training workshop was organized to enhance the vocational training delivery for the power sector in Nigeria.
SON RECERTIFIES ISO IN NEMSA
The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) is currently undergoing mandatory audit of its ISO 9001: 2015 certification which was received in 2019.
This audit process is carried out by Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) which is the certifying body in Nigeria.
The audit process is billed to commence not just from NEMSA headquarters in Abuja, but the entire Inspectorate Field Offices of NEMSA.
Already, the audit has kick started in Uyo and Jos Inspectorate Field Offices on the 20th of June, 2022.
The Quality Management Systems Surveillance Audit II is aimed at maintaining NEMSA’s conformity to globally acceptable standards in the discharge of its functions.