NATIONAL POWER TRAINING INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA (NAPTIN), COMMENCES TRAINING OF 600 STAFF OF THE TRANSMISSION COMPANY OF NIGERIA(TCN).
The Ag.Director General of the National power Training Institute of Nigeria(NAPTIN), Mr.Ahmed Bolaji Nagode,fielding questions from journalists, after the induction ceremony at Akangba Regional Training Centre on the 18th of March 2019.
The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), kickstarts the training of 600 staff of the Transmission Company of Nigeria(TCN) at its Lagos Regional Centres of Akangba and Ijora . The training which is to be carried out in batches will start with 246 participants who have been segmented into three groups of 83, 83 and 80 staff.
The Ag.Director General of NAPTIN Ahmed Bolaji Nagode, revealed that the training which is segmented into three categories of Transmission Lines Construction Design and Maintenance, Transformer Maintenance.and Power System Protection will takeplace within a period of 7 seven weeks, in Ijora, Kainji and Kaduna Regional Training Centres of the Institute.
Mr Nagode who made the revelation during the Induction Ceremony of the Trainees at the Main Hall of NAPTIN Regional Training Centre Akangba Suru lere Lagos, said the training was carefully selected for TCN Engineers to improve their knowledge , skills and attitude, and keep them informed of modern technologies in the world.
The Ag Director General further stressed that the training will make the participants better industry players and guarantee their safety and that of equipment at work.
Mr Nagode also expressed NAPTIN'S gratitude to the Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria(TCN), for the persistent support he renders to NAPTIN which has led to NAPTIN playing a fundermatal role in capacity building within the West African sub region through West Africa Power Pool (WAPP).
Ag.DG pointed out that the Institute is working towards getting ISO certification for its training activities before the end of the year
The Ag.Director General further called on other Utility Companies to emulate the likes of Eko, Sahara Power Group of Egbin and Ikeja , Ibadan , Mainstream of kainji and jebba, and Abuja Distribution Company as well as TCN who send their employees to the Institute for further training.
In his response, the Managing Director of TCN, said the training will provide opportunities for the participants to deliver effective services to the public.Adding that TCN, will continue to work with NAPTIN on how to enhance capacity building among its staff.
Mr. Usman Mohammed further assured that TCN is working towards getting ISO Certification for NAPTIN.