12 June 2015, Benin – The Benin Electricity Distribution Company on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, to promote human capital development in the power sector.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BEDC, Mrs. Funke Osibodu, told journalists in Benin, Edo State, that the MoU was part of efforts of the company’s core investor, Vigeo Power Limited, to train new and existing personnel on best technical practices for addressing the needs of electricity consumers in the country.
Osibodu explained that the five-year partnership would cover the cost of training facilities in the university and remuneration of staff members drawn from BEDC’s in-house academy and the private university.
She said the firm had recruited about 200 graduates in relevant fields in electricity management, who had received on-the-job and rotational training, and were set to commence classroom training in the university, which she said shared the vision of the company.
Osibodu added, “This signing of a Memorandum of Agreement commits us to work together closely towards our common goal, which is grooming a crop of skilled workforce as a way of building capacity in the power sector.