NAPTIN Partners Tech Firm to Promote Renewable Energy
In spite of the recession in the country, the management of the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria, NAPTIN, is not relenting in providing the critically needed manpower for the expansion of the power sector. The agency has just announced a new partnership with a local technology firm, Tido Tech International for the setting up of a National Climatic Innovation Centre, NCIC, for the promotion of green energy technology in Nigeria.
According to a statement signed by the Acting Director General of NAPTIN, Mr. Ahmed Nagode, in Abuja, the partnership with Tido Tech International, represented by its head, Prof. Olugbemiga Olatidoye will see the two parties work together to set up the framework for the establishment and implementation of centre.
The main objective for the establishment of the centre would be to foster a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) framework in the promotion of green energy technology in Nigeria.
It is expected that both parties would identify key stakeholders that could work with it in the establishment and effective operation of the centre, clearly define the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in the project, undertake a feasibility study on the operations of the centre with a view to identify a suitable business model for its operation, as well as identify sources of funds for the operation of the centre.
The centre is also to encourage increased collaboration between tertiary institutions in Nigeria and industries in green energy technology and business.
It also described the partnership as part of efforts by the Nigerian government to fulfil its commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Energy for all (SE4All) initiative.
Nagode expressed his delight with the partnership, and submitted that NAPTIN has similar partnership with reputed organisations like Schneider Electric, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
On his part, Olatidoye, said he was pleased with the partnership which he noted would ensure Nigeria would not be left out as part of nations making strides and efforts to fulfill their global commitments to carbon reduction and safe environment. He also offered that the establishment of the centre would ensure sustainability in the transfer of knowledge on green energy technology deployment, especially mini-grid renewable energy systems.