Schneider Electric to reinforce capacity building for Nigerian Engineers


Schneider Electric, global specialist in energy management and
digital transformation, has stated its readiness to reinforce capacity
building initiatives in Nigeria for its indigenous engineers and new

The General Manager, Process Automation, Schneider Electric
(West Africa) Ajibola Akindele, while reiterating Schneider’s
commitment towards capacity building and local content
entrenchment, stated that exposing the staff to technical trainings
would translate into a multiplier effect on the immediate locality
and beyond as they come back to train others and also provide
technical services even to other African countries.

“We continue to expose our staff to foreign training and they return
to train others back in Nigeria and service other African countries
such as Ghana, Kenya, Cote d’ Ivoire and Uganda,” he said.

In addition to training for its engineers, Schneider Electric has
commissioned a JAMB exam centre in Bonny Kingdom for the
youths on the Island and is also deploying subsidized training
programs in electrical and solar energy for Nigerian youth to boost
local competencies.

Ajibola also noted that asides capacity building; the company has
over its 20 years of stay, supported Nigeria’s power and oil sector
by providing ground-breaking technologies to improve power
supply and operation efficiency in the Oil and Gas Sector.

He said: “Schneider Electric has over the years, supplied power
and control processes equipment and critical infrastructure to
support oil and gas industry operations, whether for LNG plants or

“Some of Schneider Electric’s offerings to the oil industry include
control systems, SCADA, cyber security, software optimisation,
asset performance and AI. Our activities also cover downstream
operations like refineries solutions on controls and safety.”

Schneider Electric is the only NCEC Category A certified company
in Nigeria in the areas of process control, safety, SCADA,
telecoms, low and medium voltage electrical equipment. It also
boasts of several certifications from different regions across the
world, where it operates.

The company is an advocate of local content implementation, as
95% of its employees are Nigerians. It also has over a hundred
indigenous partners who undergo several trainings and
certifications to deliver services on SE equipment.



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