Sahara Power to invest more in building capacity
Sahara Power has restated its commitment to continue investments in human capital development to ensure enhanced productivity and skills transfer.
The Managing Director, Kola Adesina, said positive outcomes from the firm’s Graduate Engineering Programme (GEP) has set the foundation for increased funding to drive capacity initiatives.
Speaking at a session tagged, “Human Capital Development in Nigeria’s Power Sector” in Lagos, Adesina noted that the programme would help address the gulf created by ageing workforce in the sector.
A report from the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) says the dearth of young engineers and technical staff remains building a huge challenge for the sector that needs about 50,000 young skilled engineers, craftsmen and fitters to replace the ageing workforce.
The GEP currently has 100 young graduate engineers in Egbin Power and two other of its plants; they were trained by seasoned Nigerian and foreign professionals under the scheme through local and overseas exchange programmes, the firm said.