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NERC and Office of the President on Job Creation - Set to combat unemployment

NERC WELCOMES KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER FOR JOB CREATION - AMADI
… WE CANNOT WORK IN ISOLATION - JONATHAN JOB EXPERT
   
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Dr. Sam Amadi, has said that the Commission has knowledgeable staff that are ready to assist youths in the areas of  knowledge transfer and mentoring.

Amadi said this when the Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, Josephine Woshima, paid him a courtesy call on the 20th of August, 2013, in Abuja.

The Commission’s helmsman had described the visit as timely, bearing in mind the teeming unemployed youths in the country, and urged Woshima to use her office to create an avenue such as a boot camp for youths, where the Commission’s staff can avail themselves to share knowledge on new technologies in the electricity industry, adding that the need for human capital development cannot be over-emphasized.

He mentioned the collaboration between the Commission and the Nigerian University Commission saying, "We are collaborating with the NUC to make Nigerian graduates competitive in the labour market’’.
 
Amadi made Ms. Woshima to understand that the Commission has never relented in its duties as stipulated in the Electric Power Sector Reform Act (2005) which includes, to monitor performance and ensure that players in the industry comply with its guidelines, and also to create investment opportunities that are sustainable.

In her remarks, Woshima revealed that it was pertinent for her office to interact with agencies with regard to job creation issues. According to her, her office clearly knows that it cannot work in isolation which is why it is working with other agencies to see to the realisation of the mandate. Woshima intimated that her office was working on a database for employment and got the Commission’s assurances to assist in that regard.


Maryam Yaya Abubakar – Head, Media
email: mabubakar@nercng.org

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