Nigeria Trains Electricity Workers From Ghana, Liberia, Egypt And Malawi
Nigeria’s National Power Training Institute, NAPTIN, an agency of the Government, has been contracted to train employees of the Egyptian Electricity Corporation as the organisation expands its activities in Africa.
NAPTIN stated that it had trained power sector officials of Ghana and Liberia in a bid to boost the delivery of electricity in the West African nations and beyond.
The institute’s Director-General, Ahmed Bolaji, disclosed this to journalists in Abuja at the official presentation of QMS ISO 9001:2015 Certificate to NAPTIN by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria.
He said, “NAPTIN is centre of excellence in West Africa, for we have trained staff of the Liberia Electricity Corporation in Liberia and we’ve trained power employees of Ghana, i.e. GridCo and VRA, in the power sector in Ghana.
“We have gone as far as training power employees in Malawi in East Africa and we’ve been contracted to train staff of the Egyptian Electricity Corporation and my instructors will be embarking on the trip.
“So, we are now globally recognised and we are really a centre of excellence not only in Nigeria but in Africa.”
Bolaji said NAPTIN had continued to function as the power training centre in the West African sub-region under West African Power Pool and also the Association of Power Utilities of Africa under the African Network Centres of Excellence in Electricity project.