ABUJA, (CAJ News) – GOMBE State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwanbo, has sponsored255 trainees on a two-week National Power Sector Apprenticeship Programme(NAPSAS) designed to fill middle level manpower training gaps in the powersector.
It is envisaged this would cover lost ground as a result of insurgency inthe Northeast.Ebenezer Olowosejeje, Deputy Director in the Ministry of Power, said the NAPSAS programme was conceived as a developmental and people oriented programme aimed at mitigating the problem of youth unemployment in Nigeria.NAPSAS is focused on practical knowledge transfer that will, atcompletion, produce a transformed group of improved, innovative andaspiration qualitatively skilled people, he said.
He assured that government will not deviate from its original plan to useNAPSS trainees as crop of middle/low level manpower required in theunbundled power sector.“Through NAPSAS, it is hoped that the desired result in power stabilitywill soon be experienced in the sector.” Olowosejeje said.
Earlier, the Co-coordinator of training module, Engr Ifeanyi Eze, informedthe trainees that the peculiarity of their needs in the Northeast, guidedthe solar technology-centered training.He tasked them to embrace solar technology as a means of providingelectricity in abundance in the region.
– CAJ News