Emmanuel Addeh

The Managing Director of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) Plc, Mr. Akin Bada, said the company will collaborate with the Nigeria National Energy Training Institute (NAPTIN) for the training opportunities offered by the institute.

A statement by the company’s managing director, Corporate Communications, Oyebode Fadipe, cited Bada as saying that this will help raise the skills profile of the company’s workers to improve service delivery to clients.

Bada who gave the assurance when he received the Director General of the Institute, Mr. Bolaji Nagode in his office in Abuja, said that NAPTIN has become the first port of call for utilities seeking to train their personnel in the electricity industry across the African continent.

He said human capital remains the most critical asset of any organization, stressing that every organization must continually ensure that the capacity of its most critical asset is constantly positioned to fulfill its mandate.

“I am pleased that NAPTIN, which was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria to offer a wide range of workforce development programs compatible with the needs of the industry, has shown itself to be able to meet the needs. training in the electricity sector.

“With your tenure and pedigree as the premier energy training institute in Nigeria and the African continent, AEDC will therefore take advantage of this opportunity to build the capacity of its workers,” he said.

In its response, Nagode congratulated Bada and the interim management team consisting of Sani Usman, Donald Etim, Babajide Ibironke and Femi Zacchaeus on their appointment.

Nagode said the appointment of Bada, “who is an industry veteran” was indicative of the need to reposition AEDC for optimal service delivery to its clients.

“In this regard, we are ready to work with your leadership to reposition AEDC as a critical asset in the country through training,” he noted.

Nagode said the institute not only offers a wide range of human skills training programs, but has also launched its e-learning programs in response to the security protocols of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As this pandemic is not about to leave us anytime soon, as a training institute we have embraced e-learning to ensure that the capacity of workers in the sector is continuously strengthened,” a- he declared.