Thursday, 8 October 2015

FG partners with international firm to improve electricity

The Federal Government has entered into partnership with an international power equipment manufacturer, TE Connectivity, in a bid to achieve power sufficiency.
It announced the partnership during a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, and explained that the joint venture with the $13.3bn firm would provide critical expertise and workforce training essential for the Nigeria’s power sector.

Representing the government at the briefing, the Director-General, National Power Training Institute of Nigeria, Engr. Rueben Okeke, explained that Nigeria’s power sector had experienced setbacks due to inadequate infrastructure and poor energy efficiency.

He stated that the government was partnering TE Connectivity to develop solutions to the challenges facing the sector through the training and development of local talent, and expressed the belief that the partnership would ensure power sufficiency.

Okeke stated that TE experts will work with NAPTIN’s trainers and provide technical training on the connectivity required to enable power systems.

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