FG, Energy Firm Partner To Boost Power Supply


In a renewed desire to achieve power-sufficiency for the country, the Federal Government has entered into partnership with an international energy firm, TE Connectivity, which specialises in power equipment manufacturing.
The Director-General, National Power Training Institute of Nigeria, Mr Reuben Okeke, announced the partnership at a press briefing  in Abuja, Thursday.
Okeke said the joint venture with the $13.3billion firm would provide critical expertise and workforce training  which is essential for Nigeria’s power sector.
The D-G who represented Federal Government at the event regretted that the country’s power sector had suffered  setbacks as a result of inadequate infrastructure.
He explained that Federal Government considered the idea of partnering with TE Connectivity in order to develop solutions to the challenges facing the sector through the training and development of local talents and expressed belief that the partnership would ensure power sufficiency.
According to the D-G, the TE experts would work with NAPTIN’s trainers and provide technical training on the connectivity required to enable power systems.
“This partnership with TE is meant to help achieve sufficiency in power supply, which is one of the steps taken to encourage industrialisation and as well as improve the economy.
“This is very important at this time, as the sector needs to develop its talent base to enable the operation and maintenance of electricity supply industry in Nigeria,” he said.