The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) has graduated 85 skilled Engineers who has been trained in the electrical utilities of Generation, Transmission and Distribution into the Power Industry.
The Director General of the Institute, Ahmed Nagode while speaking in Abuja at the Graduation Ceremony of the 2019/2020 NAPTIN Graduate Skills Development Programme (NGSDP) Batch One noted that the programme aims at improving chances of self-employment and development of trainees competencies and skillset.
Mr. Nagode however said there is need for more and adequate training especially in critical areas of operation and maintenance like DSO, Meter Installation, Cable Jointing and lines to ensure that the Power Sector builds not only the much-required Local Content but also highly Skilled Workforce that will ensure safety of lives and equipment.
While informing Nigerian public especially the youths on the opportunity inherent in the NAPTIN Technical Skills Acquisition Programme (NTSAP), Mr. Nagode urge the graduands to make best use of the opportunity and also remain good ambassadors of NAPTIN.
Minister of State for Power, Goddy Agba who joined the event via zoom reiterated President Buhari’s commitment to building human capacity in the power sector in Nigeria.
Mr Agba said the Federal Government is committed to giving support to NAPTIN in the area of policy and financial resources to enable the agency deliver on its mandate satisfactorily.
He further affirm that NAPTIN effort will go a long way in reducing unemployment in our country.
“I urge you to continue with the good gesture, I encourage you to ensure that more of our youth participate in this program.”
He however urge the graduands
to use the opportunity wisely and play there role in the ever evolving power sector.