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Thursday, 24 November 2022

First Independent Power Limited, a Sahara Power Group company, has inducted 13 young engineers into the generating company following a six-month extensive development programme.

The company said the training focused on enhancing technical competence, responsible engineering and driving FIPL’s human capital sustainability strategy.

The 2022 graduates are the fourth batch of FIPL’s entry level engineering programme, which began in 2012 in line with Sahara Power Group’s commitment to training and  empowering young engineers to the process of transforming the power sector.

Speaking at the event, the Managing Director, Sahara Power Group, Anthony Youdeowei, said the nation would look to the young engineers to play a critical role in changing the narrative of the power sector.

He said, “For us to make a difference, we must equip and mentor the younger generation and give them all the support they need to become instruments of transformation.

“Part of the commitment of FIPL to the energy sector includes harnessing the potential of these young vibrant talents across the country.”

While congratulating the graduates, he charged them to be focused and dedicated to delivering excellence, given the strategic role they were expected to play in continuing efforts geared at transforming the Nigerian power sector.

“You have been called to serve your country and you must do so with the willingness and desire to improve and overhaul certain areas of the power sector if need be, to birth the power sector that will support sustainable growth and development in Nigeria,” he said.

Also speaking at the graduation ceremony, CEO, FIPL, Dr. Kenechukwu Nwangwu, applauded the graduates for their dedication and zeal to complete the programme successfully.

He stated, “I am proud to be part of Sahara Group for providing career opportunities and upskilling young, talented and vibrant professionals.

“It is with great delight that I congratulate you for starting such a rigorous programme and finishing on such a high note.”

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