The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) has inducted 70 of its engineers for training at the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN).
The Managing Director of NEMSA, Engr. Peter Ewesor who spoke at the induction ceremony in Abuja yesterday said the training was part of the agency’s resolve to boost capacity for its field engineers to improve the inspection, testing and certification for safe electricity networks across Nigeria.
The Daily Trust reports that as at June 2018, NEMSA has trained 142 electrical inspectors at NAPTIN. While 87 of them were trained in Lagos, the other 55 senior electrical inspectors began their training in Abuja in May 2018.
Ewesor who is also the Chief Electrical Inspector of the Federation (CEIF) urged the current set of trainees to make the best use of the training so they can be well equipped in the power sector.
He said NEMSA has capacity for massive meter testing and certification for the Meter Assets Providers (MAP) regulation launched by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in April, as the three meter test stations in Kaduna, Oshodi and Port Harcourt are being remodeled.