Federal Government recruits 522 Engineers for TCN
ABUJA – The Federal Ministry of Power has recruited Five Hundred and Twenty Two (522) Engineers into the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) as part of the present Administration’s Reform Agenda in the Electricity Power Sector to address the manpower need of the company and prepare it for improved service delivery.
In a statement issued and signed by the company’s management it stated that the new engineers were received earlier in the week at the company’s Auditorium by TCN Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Don Priestman, who congratulated them for being a part of a new era in the company and expressed satisfaction in the fact that TCN is bringing in a crop of skilled young people with the potential to keep the future of the company unfolding as it should. The MD/CEO stressed the need for hard work noting that TCN has in place an extremely satisfying career path for the new engineers.
Engr. Don Priestman who heads the team from Manitoba Hydro International – the appointed Management Contractor for TCN, personally handed over letters of employment to some of the newly recruited engineers.
Also, the Director General of National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), Engr. Reuben Okeke while addressing the young engineers disclosed that they would undergo training for one year before they are integrated fully in TCN. Three months of this would be spent in NAPTIN training school, while the rest would be spent in the various regions of TCN, where they would acquire practical operational experiences.
According to an official memo from the Federal Ministry of Power, signed by Mr. Ebenezer B. Olowosejeje, Deputy Director, Appointments, Promotions and Discipline (APD) for the Honourable Minister of Power, the recruitment exercise cuts across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria, with each zone accounting for 84 candidates and 18 supplementary, totaling 522.
Earlier, the newly recruited engineers were received by the Executive Director, Human Resources and Corporate Services (HR&CS), Mr. Pedro Zaccheddu and Mrs. Halima Aliyu, Director HR&CS.
TCN congratulates the newly recruited engineers and assures them of an exciting career in the organization.