The National Electricity Training Institute of Nigeria, an agency of the federal government, has been contracted to train employees of the Egyptian Electricity Corporation as the organization expands its operations in Africa.
NAPTIN also said it has trained power sector officials from Ghana and Liberia with the aim of boosting power supply in West African countries and beyond.
The Director General of the institute, Ahmed Bolaji, said in Abuja during the official presentation of the QMS ISO 9001:2015 certificate to NAPTIN by the Standards Organization of Nigeria, Punch reports.
He said, “NAPTIN is a center of excellence in West Africa because we have trained Liberia Electricity Corporation staff in Liberia and we have trained electricity workers from Ghana, that is ie GridCo and VRA, in the electricity sector in Ghana.
“We have gone so far as to train electricity workers in Malawi in East Africa and we have been contracted to train staff from the Egyptian Electricity Corporation and my instructors will embark on the trip.
“So we are now globally recognized and truly a center of excellence not just in Nigeria but in Africa.”
Regarding the certificate of SON, Bolaji explained that the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system is a process development that would strengthen the performance of the company, create efficiency in work and ensure corporate governance. world class.
He said the ISO certificate would enable the institute to ensure long-lasting customer satisfaction, which was the ultimate goal of any product development organization.
“This development will enhance the NAPTIN brand and product offerings and ensure quality assurance and meet the standards of regulatory requirements,” he said.
Bolaji said that NAPTIN has continued to operate as a power training center in the West African sub-region under the West African Power Pool and also the Association of Power Utilities of Africa in under the African Network of Centers of Excellence in Electricity project.
SON Managing Director Farouk Salim advised NAPTIN to keep the system healthy and up to date in order to reap the benefits of ISO’s approach to management.
He said: “This system, after being certified, has undergone annual surveillance audits to ensure its relevance and effectiveness.
“During the audit exercises, when a non-conformity is found and effectively corrected within the time limit, the system will retain the certificate.
“However, the certificate will be withdrawn if the structures in place for certification break down and the necessary corrective actions are not taken in the event of non-compliance found.”