NAPTIN Improves Training of Workforce in the Power Sector

The Ag. Director General of the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), Ahmed Bolaji Nagode, has commended the Federal Government under the leadership of President Mohammadu Buhari in providing financial support to the Institute, under the AFD project to transform vocational skills in the Power Sector.

Nagode made the commendation in his welcome address at the Three – Day Stakeholders’ Forum for Technical Education and Development in the Power Sector in Uyo Akwa Ibom State.

The theme of the Forum is: “The Role of Local Content and Legislative Support”.

Noting the importance of the Top Management Retreat initiated by the immediate past Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN in ensuring synergy among Ministry, Departments and Agencies under the Power Sector,

He commended the efforts of the Management of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA), in collaborating with NAPTIN, to train a very large number of their staff.

He also observed the role of NEMSA and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in ensuring the standard and certification of certain critical trades, towards enhancing efficiency and productivity in the Sector.

While reiterating the importance of local content in providing jobs for the teeming Nigerian youths and growing our economy, Nagode emphasized the importance of legislative support by commending the efforts of the National Assembly in appropriating budgets for the stakeholders workshop and also encouraging the patronage of NAPTIN as a Centre of Excellence in building human skills capacity in the power sector.

By PRNigeria

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