The Indigenous electricity meter manufacturing company, MOMAS, says it has offered free training on prepaid meter installation for 300 unemployed youths to complement Federal Government’s mass metering programme.
The Chairman of MOMAS Mr Kola Balogun, said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos, that the step was part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility in building sustainable human capacity development of the youth from the six geo-political zone in the country
Mr. Balogun who said that the training would commence at the MOMAS Metering School Campus located at the Momas Factory, Mowe, Ogun State, on Monday, noted that the first phase will take two weeks and offer certificates to all trained youths.
According to him, the training will complement the distribution of six million free prepaid meters by federal government under its the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP),
He said that the meters would be deployed to accelerate revenue generation of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NASI) as well as eradicate estimated billings for consumers.
Mr. Balogun said that in addition to the training, MOMAS shall provide the trainees with kits that would contain all the relevant tools for electricity meter installation, considering quantity of the approved meters.
He said that MOMAS would also engage the youth in the execution of some of its projects.
He lauded the government for encouraging local capacity and local content development in Nigeria, which, he said, informed MOMAS to develop manpower capability among unemployed youths.
“MOMAS is offering the training free of charge without paying a dime. While subsequent phase will attract payment.
“This is just to encourage the youths and also showcase the opportunity that is available,” he added.
Balogun urged government at all levels to support the initiative in building local capacity and manpower skills among youths.
He said that more than 15 state governors had indicated interest to enroll their youths at MOMAS factory to benefit from the company’s free gesture to promote manpower skills in the country.