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Electrocution: AEDC takes safety campaigns to schools

By Patrick Andrew


Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has warned pupils against indiscriminate tampering with electric cables and other electrical appliances noting that apart from electrocuting them it could have debilitating implications. Th e fi rm gave the warning while embarking on safety and enlightenment campaigns in Abuja where it addressed pupils of LEA Primary Schools Jahi 2 and Jabi, respectively. Th e exercise, meant to conscientise pupils against unsaved used of electric cables and other electrical appliances, according to the AEDC Director Safety and Risk Compliance, Engr. Collins Chabuka, became necessary in view of regular cases of electrocution. Th e director, who was accompanied by other safety offi cers, presented slight shows which exposed them to the dangers of poor application of electrical appliances as well as the correct handling of such materials should there be power fl uctuation, power surge or drop. Responding to questions from pupils on the untidy connections of cables on roof tops, Chabuka acknowledged that such haphazard jobs abound in Abuja, but that AEDC was working hard to eff ect corrections. Accordingly, he called on the general public to take precautionary measures against electrocution by adhering to simply but life-protecting safety guidelines in the use of electrical appliances. Speaking on behalf of the schools, Mrs. Adesina Adekami, lauded the management of the AEDC for identifying and providing enlightenment programme for pupils noting that exercise books presented for distribution to the pupils would assist their parents to conserve funds they could have used to purchase the books. Also, the Assistant Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Hannatu Wodi, thanked the management for their support, noting that enlightenment on safety use of electricity and electrical appliances was timely

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