How to Apply for Electrical Installations in Buildings and other Places in Nigeria

Apply for Electrical Installations in Buildings and other Places in Nigeria By yourself

  • To apply to apply for Electrical Installations for buildings, apply via an authorized electrical contractor to an approved electricity distribution company (DisCos) within your area. Find contact information for authorized DisCos within Nigeria for DisCos contact information.
  • After you have found an electrical contractor that is suitable, the contractor begins by finding a distribution firm (DisCos) in the area and then obtains an application form. The contractor then has to fill out the form and send it back to distribution companies, along with the necessary documents.
  • When you submit your application after receipt, the company will look over it to see whether you meet the standards required.
  • If your application is approved then the electrician will receive an approval letter , along with a list with external products you must purchase from the list of materials in the letter include cables, distribution transformers installations accessories, other materials for connecting externally.
  • Buy the necessary materials and pay the survey fee at the distribution office.
  • Then , your contractor should send a request to an on-site visit from an engineer from the company that distributes.
  • The distributor company will then visit the site to confirm that the materials bought from the outside are of good quality , and whether the materials were bought directly from distributors who are authorized.
  • Once the materials have been approvedby the engineer, an engineer issues a certificate of approval. They will then begin the installation of the materials in the manner required.
  • After installation the contractor will request an inspection of the site from the Inspecting Engineer at NEPA. Nigerian Electrical Power Authority (NEPA).
  • NEPA is sending an inspection engineer to your location and the inspector will inspect all the substances to determine whether they are of the right quality and whether the materials were properly installed. Be sure to give the inspector the confirmation document from DisCos.
  • When the inspection is complete and the inspector is satisfied that the installation was completed in accordance with the requirements The inspector will then prepare the certificate of compliance and present this to the owner.
  • After that, make the required cash payment in the Federal Ministry of Power and Steel and then get an Inspection Certificate.
  • After you have received the certificate of inspection of the Federal Ministry of Power and Steel via your electrician, send an inquiry for an estimate form to the distributor company within your region.
  • When they receive the request after receiving the request, the distribution company will write the letter and send it to you. You will then pay the amount stated in the letter. They will also send the inspection certificate issued by the Ministry to the distribution company.
  • The distribution company will dispatch its engineer/s to make an inspection of the wiring inside the building.
  • After examining and approving the internal wiring after which the distribution company will then send its team of connection experts to install electric power.

Required Documents for  Electrical Installations

  • Purchase receipt for the purchase.
  • Certificate of test for the transformer manufactured by the manufacturer.
  • Letter of appointment from the electrician.
  • Approval from the distributor company.
  • Approval from the engineer of the distribution company.
  • Approval by the Nigerian Electric Power Authority’s engineering department.
  • Certificate of conformity

Office Locations and Contacts

NERC Head OfficeAddressPlot 1387,
Cadastral Zone A00,
Central Business District,
F.C.T, Nigeria
Tel: +234-09-462-1400, 09-462-1410.
NERC web site
Contact details
DisCos contact details.

Federal Ministry for Power and Steel
Federal Secretariat Complex,
Annex III Shehu Shagari Way,
Abuja FCT 0334 Lagos
Tel: 09-5237064
Fax: 09-2343563

Plot 1071,
Area 3,P.M.B. 338,
Garki, Abuja
Tel: 09-2346238; 5231275;5231256

National ELECTRIC Power Authority
District Office
Harare Street,
Zone 6,
Tel: 09-523 1256

What are all the Eligibility

Anyone who wants to install electrical installations in their home or building can apply.


Contact the appropriate authority for information on fees.


It is in effect for the life of the structure.

Processing Time

Your application is processed in 72 hours.

The Information You Need

  • Name.
  • Address.
  • Contacts.
  • Contractor details.
  • Installation details.
  • Installation location.

Documentation is needed

The certificate confirms that the installation is completed as per the requirements of law.

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