A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

‘Skill gap exists in power sector’

12 January 2015, Abuja – The Director-General, National Power Training Institute, Mr. Reuben Okeke, says inadequate capacity building in the power sector has led to skill gap in generation, transmission and distribution and also in the areas of management of regulatory and policy framework.

Mr Reuben Okeke, DG, NAPTINOkeke said this during the inauguration of Schneider Electric laboratory at NAPTIN regional training centre, Ijora, Lagos in partnership with Schneider Electric.

The NAPTIN boss, however, said with partners like Schneider Electric, adequate training was becoming a reality, adding that the inauguration of the laboratory equipment had directly given the power sector a boost as a result of the quality of training now available.

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, in partnership with NAPTIN, will train over 400 electricians in a programme which begins March 12, 2015.

Speaking at the unveiling of the laboratory, equipped with house wiring and industrial didactical benches, the Country President, Schneider Electric, Mr. Walid Sheta, reiterated the company’s commitment to the development of skilled personnel in the sector. Copyright PUNCH.
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