In an effort to address the current inadequate supply of electricity and the outrageous estimated bill presented to consumers in the country, about 9 Nigerians are to be trained in assembling and installation of pre-paid meters’ reading in China for two months.
The permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Investment, Amb. Abudullkareem Musa while addressing the engineers yesterday in Abuja, said the training is made possible by collaboration from Skyron solution.
Amb. Musa commended Skyron for developing and empowering Nigerian youths in installing prepaid meters that could be effectively monitored and addressed the outrageous bills that are usually presented to consumers, adding that the move was targeted at ensuring that these engineers return back home to train other engineers in the same area of the installation of meters.
According to him, “the participation of indigenous local manufacturers will further be enhanced by this development.
The permanent secretary urged them to be good ambassadors and learn so that they can return to train others in the country.
“We have demonstrated this by sponsoring these young Nigerians to China for further training in electronics and prepaid meters unlike other companies,” he said, noting that the partnership was achieved due to Nigeria’s relationship with China.
He noted that pre-paid electricity meters would succeed if there are trained personnel to handle challenges associated with the system against the single-phase meter currently in operation in the country.
Responding on behalf of the team, Mr. Obina P. Osuagwu promised that the committee would work hard to ensure that the country achieves set objective of having prepaid meters.
“We promise not to jump the gun but return home to duplicate whatever knowledge we are going to acquire,” he pledged.

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