By Gabriel Enogholase
BENINâ€”Edo State Government yesterday commiserated with the families of the victims of Easter Sundayâ€™s electrocution in Benin City just as it blamed the unfortunate incident on the non-earthing of the houses by the Power Holding Company of Nigeria.
The State Commissioner for Water and Energy, Mr. Alex Okoh and his Health counterpart, Dr Moses Momoh, at a condolence visit to the victimsâ€™ families, yesterday said the sad episode could have been avoided if the houses adhered to the necessary safety regulations.
â€œThis is a sad episode that would not be allowed to repeat itself. If the proper safety regulations had been followed, this would never have happened.
â€œWhile the government commiserates with those who have lost loved ones, we would ensure that there is no repeat of this kind of unfortunate incident in the state.”