Kunle Kalejaye 30 September 2015, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria, NAPTIN, has graduated 156 engineers under its Graduate Skill Development Programme, NGSDP.
Speaking at the 4th graduation ceremony of the programme in Lagos, Director General, NAPTIN, Mr. Reuben Okeke, said the graduates comprised 79 distributions engineers, 73 generation and four in the transmission cadre.
He said the graduates will be employed by various power distribution companies, DISCOs; the generating companies, GENCOs; and the transmission company to boost power supply in the country.
According to him, “out of this number (156), 100 have been sponsored by the Sahara Power Group, 45 by the Taraba State Government, three by the Yobe State Government while eight are self-sponsored.
“I am proud to announce that of this 156, 122 passed with merit while 33 are in the pass category with just one in the satisfactory completion category.
“l want to say that there are 15 female graduating engineers of which one will shortly be recognised for award of best graduating trainee in the self-sponsored category.
“I have no doubt in declaring unequivocally, that all 156 graduates are fit to work in Nigeria power sector,’’ he said.
Okeke stated that the institute is committed to the power sector development initiative of the Federal Government, which mission, according to him, is to promote a centre of training that fully supports the rapid development of the power sector.