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Stakeholders call for policy review to check emerging power threats

New developments in the global power sector should force the Nigerian government to make changes to current policies, standards, laws and training curricula, some stakeholders say.

Although Nigeria relies primarily on hydrocarbons, energy transition, energy technologies and hydrogen, among others, are expected to dominate power generation, with renewables taking the lead and expected to reach 80-90 per cent by 2050. We are changing departments.

Stakeholders in Nigeria's power sector who attended a one-day workshop in Abuja organized by the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) said the challenges posed by emerging technologies include the need to bridge existing policies, laws, standards and regulations. He also pointed out that continuous review is necessary. The aim is to update his training curriculum to keep up with new developments in order to provide optimal performance and quality service across the sector.

Stakeholders including Federal Ministry of Power Permanent Secretary Mamuda Mamman, NAPTIN Director General Ahmed Nagode and Nigeria Electricity Management Services Authority (NEMSA) Director General Aliyu Tahir insisted on the need to bring all stakeholders together. Stakeholders of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) will discuss collaborative strategies to enhance the sustainability of the power sector through stakeholder engagement, human resource development and skills acquisition.

Given the capacity gap in the power sector, stakeholders believe that NAPTIN has a critical role to play in building a skilled workforce, promoting best practices, fostering innovation, and supporting growth and sustainability across Nigeria's power supply industry. and therefore agreed to effectively implement the role of the electricity supply industry. His NAPTIN under the Electricity Act remained closely related.

Athletes also demand the full implementation of the National Skills Qualifications (NSQ) approved by the National Establishments Council (NCE), among other things, so skill acquisition needs to be promoted in all areas and levels of NESI he pointed out.

Stakeholders asserted that there is an equal need for all organizations across NESI to take training issues more seriously.

Experts also called for strategic cooperation between NEMSA and NAPTIN, especially on the training and retraining of power sector personnel, while the Nigeria Electrical Equipment Construction Guidelines Manual for the training and retraining of certified personnel; The handbook emphasizes the need to develop a robust curriculum. Electrician in Nigeria. Its sole purpose is to address identified skills gaps within the sector.

They say the viability of the power sector depends on skill acquisition and continuous upskilling, and that leveraging national and international expertise will improve training and development standards and advance NESI. He added that it can be done.


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