NAPTIN commences training of 300 TCN engineers, 545 power utility workers
The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) has commenced training of 300 engineers of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) under the international collaboration with the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA).
The first batch of the two weeks training was flagged off in Lagos with the six geo-political zones of the TCN regional workers represented.
The Acting Director General of NAPTIN, Ahmed Nagode, urged the trainees to grab the opportunity with both hands and make best use of it by ensuring they achieve the objectives of the programme.
Nagode submitted the programme would position the participants as efficient industry players in their operational activities and also guarantee safety on the network.
The NAPTIN boss also revealed that under the collaboration, the Institute would be training another 545 staff of power utilities in Nigeria and Ghana, while TCN alone constitutes 300 and the distribution companies will be 203, VRA/Gridco Ghana 42.
“We are privileged to be the only APUA centre of excellence in the whole of English speaking West Africa.
“This feat was achieved as a result of NAPTIN meeting the requirements of APUA for admission into the African Network of Centre of Excellence in Electricity (ANCEE) culminating in an MOU with APUA whose dividend we are witnessing today”, he said.
The NAPTIN boss said that initiative would not only lead to enhancement of the capacity and competency of the utilities, but also transform into improvement in the delivery of electricity to the countries.
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