NAPTIN begins training of 300 TCN engineers

The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) has commenced training of 300 engineers of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) under the international collaboration with the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA).
NAPTIN flagged-off the first batch of two weeks training in Lagos recently with the six geo-political zones of the TCN regional workers represented. Ahmed Nagode, acting director-general of NAPTIN in his welcome speech, urged the trainees to take advantage of the training to develop their capacities.
Nagode said that the programme would make the participants better industry players in their operational activities and also guarantee safety on the network. He commended the participants for their understanding and their readiness to learn, adding that the training would facilitate better knowledge and technical skill for the participants.
According to Nagode, under the collaboration, NAPTIN would train about 545 staff of power utilities in Nigeria and Ghana, while TCN alone constitutes 300 and the distribution companies will be 203, VRA/Gridco Ghana 42.
“We are privileged to be the only APUA centre of excellence in the whole of English-speaking West Africa.”

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