The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria(NAPTIN), has signed a training contract with Association of Power Utilities in Africa (APUA).
The contract which was signed during the 11th session of the statutory steering committee meeting of the African Network of Centres of Excellence in Electricity under the auspices of APUA, in Diamniado Dakar, Senegal, provides that, NAPTIN being a Centre of Excellence(COE), under African Network of Centres of Excellence in Electricity(ANCEE), should train 30 Members of staff of Eswatini Electricity Company (EEC), on two Distribution Sector Courses, namely, Maintenance /Troubleshooting of Distribution Systems and Distribution Lines Maintenance.
Speaking during the steering committee meeting, the Director General of the Association of Power Utilities in Africa(APUA), Engr. Abel Didier TELLA, recognised NAPTIN’S commendable efforts to position and align itself within the identity of APUA’S ANCEE Project.
Responding, the Director General of NAPTIN, Mr.Ahmed Bolaji NAGODE(FCIPM, FINM), expressed his confidence in the implementation and coordination of training activities by ANCEE coordinating unit.
Nagode also shared his optimism on NAPTIN’S continued efforts towards improving the performance of the electricity sector through offering quality skills acquisition Training Programmes.
NAPTIN is also on ANCEE’S capacity building agenda, which targets the contractual delivery of staff training for Power Utilities in Angola and Botswana under ANCEE Framework which is another golden opportunity for NAPTIN to increase regional exchanges through the strengthening of technical and managerial capacities of Human Resources in Power Utilities across the African Continent.