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Skills shortage affects power generation - Fashola

19 April 2016, 19:49

Abuja - Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has called on stakeholders to address the skills dearth in order to meet the target of 10 000MW by 2019.

He said the design, building of plants and their operation and maintenance could only be carried out by skilled personnel.

Fashola therefore call on the newly-graduating trainees under its Graduate Skills Development Programme (NGSDP), to brace up to this challenge by developing positive attitude that would enable them to be creative in solving the myriad of problems responsible for the lack of access to power by large majority of Nigerians.

Also read: Electricity generation sinks to 1 580 MW

“The role of National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), in the realisation of the noble directive of Government cannot be over-emphasized,” said Fashola.

The shortage of skilled personnel has been identified as one of the setbacks contributing to Nigeria’s energy shortfalls.

Power generation in Nigeria in Nigeria stands at a lowly 4 600 MW.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the problem of the power sector in Nigeria was more in the transmission than generation.

- CAJ News


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