Mr Akin Bada, Managing Director, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), says the company will collaborate with the National Training Power Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) to raise the competency profile of its workers.
Mr Oyebode Fadipe, AEDC’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, made this known in a statement he issued in Abuja on Friday.
Fadipe said that Bada gave the assurance when he received the Director General of the NAPTIN, Alhaji Bolaji Nagode, in his office.
Bada said that the collaboration between AEDC and NAPTIN is to improve service delivery to the customers by taking advantage of the training opportunities that the Institute offers.
He said that NAPTIN has transformed itself into an international brand such that it has become the first port of call for utilities seeking to train its personnel in the electricity industry across the African continent.
According to the MD, human capital is the most critical asset of any organisation.
”Given that fact, every organisation must continually ensure that the capacity of its most critical asset is constantly positioned to deliver on its mandate.
“I am happy that NAPTIN, which was established by the Federal Government to offer a wide range of manpower development programmes consistent with the needs of the industry, has shown that it is able to respond to these training needs of the power sector.
”With your mandate and your pedigree as the foremost power training institute in Nigeria and the African continent, AEDC will take advantage of this opportunity to build the capacity of its workers,” he said.
Responding, the DG of NAPTIN congratulated Bada and the Interim management team, made up of Sani Usman, Donald Etim, Babajide Ibironke and Femi Zacchaeus, on their appointments.
Nagode said that the appointment of Bada, a veteran of the industry, is indicative of the need to reposition AEDC for optimal service delivery to its customers.
“In this regard, we are prepared to work with your management for the repositioning of AEDC as a critical asset in the country through training,” he said.
Nagode said the Institute not only offers a wide range of human capacity training programme which is apt for the industry, it has also started its E-Learning programme in response to the safety protocols of the COVID-19 pandemic and its different variants.
”Since the pandemic as a training Institute, we adopted e-Learning in order to ensure that the capacity of the workers in the sector is continually enhanced,” he said.