Determined to cover lost grounds as a result of insurgency in the North – East, Governor Ibrahim Dankwanbo has sponsored two hundred and fifty trainees to Two Week training under the National Power Sector Apprenticeship Programme (NAPSAS) which has been designed to fill middle level manpower training gaps in the Power Sector.
The Permanent Secretary, Amb. Godknows Igali, ably represented by Mr. Ebenezer Olowosejeje, Deputy Director in the Ministry, said the NAPSAS programme was being conceived as a developmental and people oriented programme aimed at miligating the problem of youth unemployment in Nigeria. As an antidote to take our youths off the street, NAPSAS is focused on practical knowledge transfer that wills, at completion, produce a transformed group of improved, innovative and aspiration qualitatively skilled people, he said.
The Permanent Secretary.assured that government will not deviate from its original plan to use NAPSS trainees as crop of middle/low level manpower required in the unbundled power sector. “Through NAPSAS, it is hoped that the desired result in power stability will soon be experienced in the sector.” Amb. Igali challenged the trainees to reap bountifully from the programme, while thanking the Government of Gombe for sponsoring these trainees, adding that its support and interest in NAPSAS informed the organization of this 2nd phase programme.
Earlier, the Co-coordinator of training module, Engr. Ifeanyi Eze informed the trainees that the peculiarity of their needs in the North – East, guided the Solar Technology centered training.
He tasked them to embrace solar technology as a means of providing electricity in abundance in the region, by this they can become change – agents for socio – economic revival of the beleaguered North – East region.
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