A pan-African technology service provider in communications and power sectors, PNN, has entered into a four-year partnership with the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) to provide renewable energy capacity building within Nigeria.
It will also work with the institute to standardise training quality in Nigeria as part of the federal government's power reform programme.
To deliver under this collaboration, PNN will work with the Renewable Energy Technology Institute (RETI) to develop and deliver programmes that meet international standards, a statement from the company said.
RETI is expected to work with NAPTIN to consolidate and standardize training across Nigeria for all persons, establishments and institutions that will participate in the country's growing renewable energy sector; and will award three levels of national certification, which will qualify participants to work anywhere in the power industry, globally.
The statement quoted the Director General of NAPTIN, Engr. Reuben Okeke, as saying, "NAPTIN's choice of PNN was mainly based on PNN's clear understanding of the requirements for improving standards of training for all personnel in the renewable energy sector, as well as standardizing knowledge across the board, at all levels of participation."
He added that "the need to ensure we provide renewable training capacity will prevent the nation from further plunging her resources into failed renewable energy programmes that are being implemented across the country by various federal and state government MDAs."