September 29, 2022



FG inaugurates Africa’s first metre museum in Lagos

The Federal Authorities by the Nigerian Electrical energy Administration Companies Company (NEMSA) had inaugurated a Metre Technology Museum/Gallery on the Nationwide Metre Check Station, Oshodi, Lagos State.

The Minister of State, Energy, Goddy Jedy-Agba, who carried out the inauguration ceremony in Lagos, over the weekend, stated the Museum/Gallery is designed to showcase the evolution path of electrical energy Metre in Nigeria from a easy electromechanical electrical energy metre to Superior Metre Studying (AMR) and Superior Metre Infrastructure (AMI).

Thought-about the primary of its sort in Africa, Jedy-Agba famous that the undertaking is geared toward educating Nigerians on how electrical energy meters was once in the course of the pre-independence period, the a number of evolution steps on account of technological development, the place it’s now and a notion of what it’s anticipated sooner or later.

The minister added that “the institution of the Metre Technology Museum/Gallery brings the historic time-line of electrical energy metre era nearer to the individuals of Nigeria and the world at giant”.

Jedy-Agba maintained that the power will probably be used as a collaborative launch-pad within the energy sector for lecturers, college students, vacationers and electrical energy customers, to boost their information in evolution of metres and trust within the dialogue of the metre origin “.

Whereas reiterating the dedication of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to energy reform, he famous that” this epoch-making occasion right this moment is critical and represents a milestone within the realization of this administration’s goal of offering protected, dependable and sustainable electrical energy to the citizenry of this nation “.

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Earlier, in his opening remarks, NEMSA Managing Director/Chief Electrical Inspector of the Federation, Engr. Tahir Tukur Aliyu, stated the undertaking was a singular milestone within the historical past of the company because it now archives all of the era of power metres ever used within the nation.

Aliyu stated the significance of the power metre within the electrical energy worth chain can’t be overemphasized as through the years, it has developed from easy billing units to a vital a part of electrical energy community which screens and helps with load administration. 

He hinted that the company intends to arrange comparable galleries of era of electrical energy power metres in different Nationwide Metre Check Stations in Kaduna, Port Harcourt, Kano, and Benin to deliver the power nearer to the individuals.

“It’s our fervent perception that with right this moment’s occasion, NEMSA will additional create consciousness on the significance of electrical energy metres in houses, their evolution, what to search for within the metres and in the end educate Nigerians on the necessity to insist on having solely metres duly examined by NEMSA with hooked up NEMSA crimp seals”, he stated.