Federal Government to Establish Power Training Centre in Taraba

The federal government said that it has concluded plans to establish a regional power training centre in Gembu, Taraba state to assist in the development of manpower in the sector.

Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, who spoke during the inauguration of the project on erosion and ecological challenges in Taraba, also stated that the multi-billion dollar mambilla project will soon take off.

Mamman noted that the establishment of the regional national power training centre in Gembu, would be in full swing very soon as modalities have been completed for its commencement.

He also announced the immediate kick-off of training of youths in the state by the National Power Training Institute (NAPTIN) in the areas of solar PV installations, electrical installations, and metering to make them self-reliant

Speaking at the event which took place at the Federal University, Wukari, the minister also disclosed that the Jalingo works centre for the effective management and control of power transmission assets of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) is now fully operational.

He reiterated that the government was embarking on other projects as part of the power infrastructure improvement efforts of the ministry in the north-east zone, and particularly in Taraba state.

He listed them as the 2X7.5 MVA, 33/0.415kV Substation at Kashimbila town, the 2X60MVA, 132/33kV Substation at Wukari town, the 2X60MVA, 132/33kV Substation at Takum town, the 2X7.5MVA, 33/11/0.415kV Substation at Donga town and the 2X7.5MVA, 33/0.415kV Substation at Rafin Kada town.