Thirty-nine young engineers are set for induction into what promises to be an excellent career development programme under the guidance o fthe National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) and Sahara Power Group, the largest privately-owned power business in Sub-Saharan Africa. The induction marks the commencement of the 2019 Sahara Power Group Graduate Engineering Programme (GEP), which has been designed to boost human capital development and facilitate seamless transfer of knowledge in the sector. The training will be midwifed by NAPTIN instructors and experts at Sahara Power with focus on Nigeria specific/global power sector issues, exposure to hands-on rotational assignments, strategic technical projects and leadership skills.
Sahara Power Group comprises the formerly state owned Egbin Power Plc., Ikeja Distribution Company and First Independent Power Limited, Rivers State. It is widely considered one of the most credible industry models of vertical integration in the power sector. Most of the technical training sessions will be held at Egbin Power Plc and First Independent Power Limited. Speaking on this initiative, the Group Managing Director, Sahara Power Group, Kola Adesina, said the company had since 2014 recruited over 130 graduate engineers in line with its commitment to youth empowerment and local capacity development in the power sector.