Barrister Sunday Oduntan expressed ANED’s appreciation to National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) and National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for their partnership in developing the National Occupational Standard (NOS). He goes on to call on certification partners (Dr M.A. Kazaure, Executive Secretary of NBTE and Mr Ahmed Nagode, DG of NAPTIN) not to relent with their support for this noble initiative until the NOS is validated by the Sector Skills Council (stakeholders) and ANED as certifying body is approved by NBTE. The certification of Linesworkers and Commercial Officers according to him will improve the sub-sector’s efficiency, effectiveness and safety which in the long run will play a part in the reduction of the DisCos ATC&C. He promised that ANED will continue to work with partners and stakeholders to ensure the certification initiative becomes a reality.
ANED CODIFOR Project, is a tripartite project comprising of The French Development Agency in Nigeria (AFD) as the funder, the Cooperation, Industrial development and Training (CODIFOR) as technical partner and Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) as the beneficiary on behalf of Nigerian Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos).
The Project with a life span of thirty (30) months was launched in July 2016 but officially started in January 2017 with the project closure scheduled for June 2019.
The Project Coordinators; Rotimi Adebari (ANED) and Agathe Gondinet (CODIFOR) described the end of the partnership as a new beginning for ANED and Nigerian electricity distribution companies.
The partnership between the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) and CODIFOR was set up with the primary purpose of empowering DisCos chiefs and heads of human resources to build capacity and performance in Nigerian electricity distribution sub-sector.