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The Managing Director of Ibom Power Company, Dr. Victor Udo has expressed satisfaction that “Akwa Ibom State is not only exporting electricity but we are also exporting expertise”.
He spoke during an interview with Journalists to mark Ibom power’s uninterrupted production for 100 days without forced outage.
He said “we’ve run this plant for a hundred and something days without any mistake from our operators”.
The MD said “gone are the days when we used to depend solely on foreigners as technical advisers, today, I am very proud to tell Nigerians that Akwa Ibom people are running this plant”.
“When His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel sent me to Ibom Power Company, to be the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, one of the things he asked me to do was to build capacity”.
MD added that “consistent with His Excellency’s directive, we instituted an apprenticeship and internship program where prospects are put through a rigorous interview process and the best candidates are selected to be trained”.
“We have built a capacity ‘pipeline’ such that if someone comes from Odukpani or Alaoji to hire one of our operators and they are willing to pay better, we encourage them to accept because we have a potential replacement”.
He concluded that “people now come to Ibom Power to recruit power plant experts; we are not exporting house helps anymore, we now export expertise”.