Electricity metering school opens in Ogun

Energy Worth with Agency Report

The Nigerian Society of Engineer has commissioned Momas Metering School, established by Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company Limited (MEMMCOL).

This, the company said is expected to bridge the gap of professional manpower in the power sector, especially in the metering sub-sector.

The Momas Metering School, located in Mowe, Ogun State along the Lagos-Ibadan Express way has been described as first of its kind world-class training school in Nigeria to provide requisite training and practical exposure to eligible candidates in the areas of Meter Installation, Inspection as well as Repair & Maintenance. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has reported.

The President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engineer Adekunle Mokuolu who commissioned the new Momas Metering School recently in Ogun State, described the school as a novel and a unique innovation that would contribute immensely to training and capacity building for professionals in the metering sector.

“I really want to salute the courage of the leadership and management of MEMMCOL for setting up this school, because it is only the training and re-training of those who would manage and maintain any facility or infrastructure that underpins the hidden strength of the facility and guarantees that it delivers optimum value,” Mokuolu said.

Explaining the rationale for establishing the school, the Chairman, Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Limited, Engineer Kola Balogun said: “This school comes as a result of the wide gap in the industry in terms of manpower requirement. You will discover that many people, after they finish school, they do not have the practical knowledge of how a meter can be installed, audited or prepared. This is why MEMMCOL had decided to take the bulls by the horn to establish an institution that would train the required manpower to fill this gap.”

“Now that MAP is coming, this is an opportunity for many Nigerians to key into the vision of the government and for many Nigerians to benefit from it by getting trained. The school will be of immense benefit to young engineers, technicians and regular individuals who have passion for meter installation and such electrical executions,” Balogun said.

Speaking on the curriculum of the training school, the Chairman, Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Limited, Engineer Kola explained that the school is modelled in such a way that participants are subjected to rigorous practical based training for one month after which they would have to pass an examination verifying their knowledge and practical skills acquisition before they are issued certificates, such that when they get to the field they can deliver on any requirement of the job.

“Candidates who come to this school can be certified in any of the trainings we offer including Meter Installation, Meter Management System, Meter Vending, Meter Auditing, Cable Termination and Joints and Meter Repair and Maintenance,” Balogun stated.

In his reaction, the Chief Operating Officer, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Engr. John Oladipo Ayodele recognized and appreciated the immense contributions and resilience of Engineer Balogun to put Nigeria in the global technology map and create employment opportunities for teeming Nigerian youths.

He then called on the federal government, concerned ministry, parastatals and agencies to give all necessary support for the company and the school to continue to add value.