FG directs NERC, NEMSA to investigate death of football fans in Calabar

by Azeez Adeniyi

The Federal Government has directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and Nigeria Electricity Management Service Agency to investigate the electricity accident in Calabar that led to deaths of seven people at a football viewing centre in Calabar.

In a statement issued on Friday, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing said both NERC and NEMSA would work with the power distribution company in the area to unravel the cause of the incident.

It said, “NERC and NEMSA have been directed to thoroughly investigate the incident and its causes and to take regulatory action as appropriate.

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“Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company has already commenced a comprehensive investigation in order to implement procedures and necessary actions to forestall future occurrences.”

The government said it was saddened by the death of the football fans at the viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State.

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“The Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (Power Sector), commiserates with the families of those who lost their lives or were injured in the electrical accident, the people and government of Cross River State over the ugly incident,” it said.

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