The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria(NAPTIN), held a three (3) - day Stakeholders’ Forum for Technical Education and Development in the Power Sector,(TED2019) in Uyo the Akwa Ibom State Capital Nigeria themed "The Role of Local Content and Legislative Support".
In his Welcome Address, the Director General of NAPTIN, Mr.Ahmed Bolaji Nagode, commended the support of the Federal Government under President Mohammadu Buhari (GCFR)in providing financial support to NAPTIN under the AFD project to transform vocational skills in the power sector. He noted the importance of the Ministerial Retreat initiated by the immediate past Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola(SAN, in ensuring synergy amongst Ministry, Departments and Agencies under the Power Sector.
1. Mr. Udeme Etukeyen (Personal Assistant to the Governor of Akwa Ibom)
2. Mr. Nwokoma Okorie (Representing Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe)
3. Engr. Peter Ewesor (CEO NEMSA)
4. Mrs. Adesida Dafe T. (HRM OF Power)
5. A.B. Nagode ( DG NAPTIN)
6. Hon. (Comrade) Joseph Akinlaja (NASS)
7. Prof. Chinedu Nebo O., CON (Fmr. Minister of Power
8. Eugenia Ndukwe ( XEM Consultant)
9. Hon. Ekenem Asuquo (Fmr. House Member)
Mr.Nagode commended the efforts of the Management of Transmission Company of Nigeria(TCN), Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency(NEMSA), in collaborating with NAPTIN, to train a very large number of their Staff.
He as well observed the role of NEMSA and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in ensuring that standard and certification of certain critical trades , towards enhancing efficiency and productivity.
He emphasized the importance of local content and legislative support by commending the efforts of the National Assembly in appropriating budgets for the stakeholders workshop and also encouraging the patronage of NAPTIN as a Centre of Excellence in building human skills capacity in the power sector. He stressed the importance of Local Content in providing jobs for teeming nigerian youths and growing our economy.