The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), commenced the training of 600 engineers of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), under the joint collaboration between NAPTIN and TCN. The training of the TCN engineers is holding simultaneously in Lagos, Kaduna and Kainji Dam in Niger State. Mr Ahmed Nagode, the Acting Director-General of NAPTIN, explained that the capacity building training of the Transmission Service Providers (TSP) staff of the TCN was put together to broaden their knowledge on effective service delivery.
Nagode said that the institution had begun the first batch of 246 trainees in three locations in the country, adding that the program would last for seven weeks. He said that the training was segmented into various key categories namely, transmission lines, design construction and maintenance, maintenance of transformers and power system protection. According to him, the training was carefully selected for TCN engineers to improve their knowledge and keep them abreast of modern technologies in the world.
“We commended the management of TCN for deeming it fit to train their staff and for attaching importance to capacity building of staff. We at TCN have been supportive of NAPTIN training program which is focused towards capacity building for engineers and other workers,’’ he said. Nagode urged the trainees to make the best use of the opportunity by ensuring that they achieved the objectives of the training. Nagode said the initiative would lead to enhancement of the capacity and competence of the manpower in the maintenance of the facilities and improvements in service delivery.