Fed Govt to demolish buildings under power lines

The federal government will begin the demolition of buildings under the power-lines across the country.

Building around high tension wires must be between 15m and 25m away from such facilities

In Rigasa, a suburb in Kaduna, more than 1200 houses are built under these wires, according to the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

The Managing Director, Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency, NEMSA, Mr. Peter Ewesor, who made the announcement at the induction and training of 70 electricity inspectors, said this would reduce casualties caused by electrocution.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, had in May 2017, in Jos said structures found to be non-compliant to electricity regulations would be demolished.

The biggest overhead power lines can carry more than 700,000 volts, but deadly accidents occur with smaller lines that carry just a few hundred volts.


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