Abuja - The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said 161 people in the country were electrocuted between January 2012 and July 2013.
NERC Chairman Sam Amadi said 102 people died by electrocution in 2012 while 59 death have already been recorded for the period January to July 2013.
Amadi also identified the need to develop health and safety codes to prevent further injuries and death. He said the goal is to ensure the safety of the public, utility workers and equipment in the future.
With the expansion of infrastructure as a result of privatisation, the need to ensure accountability and the safety of workers had grown, Amadi said.
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