The Ministry of Power is set to provide sector wide common service that would close existing technical gaps through the establishment of a professional agency- Electricity Management Services (EMS).
As the last of the successor companies created from the Electric Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act, 2005, the new Agency also has the mandate of ensuring quality and standardization of electrical materials and equipment used in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry(NESI).
Other responsibilities of the Agency include Engineering and Chemical laboratories, Storage system, Transformer repair workshop, information processor, testing and certification of all electrical materials and equipment, power systems and networks and electrical installations.
The Agency will also carry out calibration and certification of all electricity meters and instruments.
The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, while inaugurating the Agency’s office assured Nigerians that EMSL will address most of the technical issues particularly in the post privatization era in the power sector.
He appealed to the staff to be steadfast and professional in contributing their quota to the quest of Government in ensuring uninterrupted power supply in Nigeria.
The Senate Committee Chairman on Power, Senator Phillip Aduda, counseled the new Agency not to compromise on ensuring that their services are bench marked by international standard as anything less may result in incessant fire outbreaks on cables and electrical equipment.
While speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary, (Power), Ambassador Godknows Igali described EMSL as a child of necessity which was conceived to fill a yawning gap that could have derailed the on-going privatization in the power sector.
He assured Nigerians that with coming on board of EMSL all structure envisaged in the EPSR Act have been put in place.
In his welcome address, the helmsman of EMSL, Engr. Peter Ewesor, assured Nigerians that his agency will deliver on its mandate of providing quality technical services, standardization and control, accountability and reliability of energy supplied and consumed.
Federal Ministry of Information (FMI) Press Release
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