The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria has commenced a training programme for 36 Liberian electricity workers on power generation, transmission and distribution as well as the commercial segment of the value chain.
NAPTIN said the four-week training of the Liberian Electricity Corporation workers was sponsored by West African Power Pool and funded by the United States Agency for International Development.
The Acting Director-General, NAPTIN, Alhaji Ahmed Nagode, said the institute and WAPP had come together to help grow technical skills of the LEC personnel, adding that the trainees would use the acquired knowledge to resolve their nation’s power challenges.
“This programme is designed to train the LEC staff for two weeks. It is aimed at promoting West African countries’ integration on power sector training and to share experiences. Leveraging on the strength of one another through proper synergy has proven to be a catalyst for growth and development”
“The objective of the training is to improve their capacity for electricity generation, distribution, and transmission network. It will also increase their capacity in an effective power supply and revenue collection.”
“We in NAPTIN are committed to building a formidable, vibrant, efficient and effective workforce for the power sector in Nigeria and beyond, and will continue to explore every strategic opportunity to achieve this, especially towards the actualization of the government’s initiative of delivering incremental, stable and uninterrupted power to all Nigeria.”
The Director, Training Programmes, NAPTIN, Mr. Francis Elughi, said the courses would include power distribution maintenance and repairs, power transmission network, substations operation maintenance, and commercial operations (metering, sales invoicing, customer relations and accounting).