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NERC slams N300m fine on AEDC for negligence, death of 4-year-old boy

By Simon Echewofun Sunday on 15/05/2019

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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has slammed a N300 million fine on Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) over the death of a 4-year-old boy, Master Mohammed Arafat Jibril, on 11 April, 2019, at an unlocked substation in Maikunkele, Bosso Local Government Area of Niger State.

In an Order No. 169 issued on Tuesday, NERC said AEDC’s negligence in keeping its network safe had resulted in the death of the minor.

It directed AEDC to pay N50 million to the family of late Master Jibril as compensation to his family at a formal presentation scheduled for May 28, 2019.

“AEDC shall pay a fine in the sum of NGN250 million to the Commission for all infractions/violations identified in this order. This fine shall be due and payable by 20 May, 2019,” the Order said.

Explaining the process of the fine, the Commission said AEDC failed to send a preliminary report within 72 hours of the accident.

The Commission said it later conducted a random investigation of AEDC’s facilities in Abuja where it identified other acts of non-compliance.

It said AEDC in May 9, 2019, responded to its Notice of Intention to Commence Enforcement (“NICE”) sent to it on April 29, 2019.

The response showed that the incident occurred on 11 April 2019 when the child separated from her elder sister was later found dead in the said distribution substation.

AEDC admitted that the fence wiring of the substation had a gate with padlock but that the key was kept with the community people because they insisted on keeping it.

NERC said about 12 incidents occurred in AEDC network between 2018 to 2019 which resulted in various deaths and accidents. Hence, it directed AEDC to conduct a detailed safety audit of its network and submit within 90 days. (Daily Trust)

Source News Express

Posted 15/05/2019 05:30:20 AM

 

 

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