NEMA Warms Against Building Houses Under Power Line

NEMA Warms Against Building Houses Under Power Line

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has and warmed and cautioned Nigerians who build houses under high tension power transmission lines to avoid being electrocuted.

Mr Fred Anusim, NEMA South-East Coordinator, said this in an interview in Enugu, with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday.

According to him “electricity transmission and high tension wires could snap (break/cut) and fall anytime without given notice or pre-warning.

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“It will be difficult to imagine the disaster such an incident would cause if the wire fall on the roof of an inhabited building.

“As NEMA moves from reactionary to proactive emergency response, it is pertinent that those already living under Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) electricity power lines or power lines right-of-way should make haste to relocate and leave in a safe place.

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“NEMA is also discouraging Nigerians from building under electricity high tension wires or close to it.

“Nigerians must think safety first especially in choosing or finding a place to build or reside with their families.

“Building and estate developers should not build under or very close to these high tension wires; as they risk their lives and that of others that will unsuspecting inhabit such a place,” he said.

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Anusim also warmed Nigerians to desist from building shades or shops  under high tension wire or close to power line right-of-way.

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