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In line with its vision and mandate, the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) took a bold step in ensuring sustained adequate and affordable energy supply for the nation. This was evident when the Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) officially handed over some energy audit kits to the Commission on the 9th of December 2016, as a follow up on the Policy Planning on Energy Efficiency training programme, held in 2013 in Japan.

PROF. E. J. BALA DG/CEO DELIVERING HIS OPENING REMARKS AT THE EVENT

During the said handing over ceremony, JICA was represented by:

Ms. Makiko Okumora -           Senior Representative of JICA
Mr. Masaki Shikano -           Project Formulation Adviser, JICA
Mr. Gabriel Agidani - In-house Consultant of Infrastructural Development in Africa.

LEADER OF JICA TEAM AND JICA HEAD OF AFRICAN AFFAIRS DELIVERING HER SPEECH AT THE EVENT

The Director General, ECN, Professor Eli J. Bala welcomed and thanked the JICA for its support and for the energy audit kits donated to Nigeria, through ECN.

In his remarks, Prof. Bala affirmed that a number of the Commission’s staff were beneficiaries of a training programme organized by JICA.

MANAGEMENT STAFF OF THE ECN AT THE EVENT


DG-ECN PROFESSOR E. B J. BALA RECEIVING THE DONATED ENERGY AUDIT EQUIPEMNT FROM THE JICA TEAM LEADER

Giving a brief background of the project, the Director, Energy Management Training and Manpower Development (EMTMD), ECN, Dr.(Mrs) Roseline Kela, stated that the training programme main focus is on energy efficiency and conservation and has gotten the beneficiaries more acquainted in that line. She revealed that the major objective of the JICA-supported training is “To develop a strategic plan to reduce energy consumption by utilizing energy saving measures”. She noted that after the proposed energy audit of some selected commercial buildings in Abuja, the findings and recommendations will be used as a guide in the country’s energy sector.

Presenting the energy audit kits to the ECN, Ms. Okumora said the training has been fashioned to impact participants on energy value while it is also expected that the benefactors will disseminate whatsoever they have learnt in their respective countries. She implored the Commission to effectively utilize and maintain the kits it has received from the organization.

GROUP PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ECN MANGEMENT STAFF, ENERGY AUDIT TEAM AND JICA DELEGATION AT THE EVENT

Thereafter, there were group photographs of JICA representatives with the ECN Management and also with Energy Audit Team, consisting of some ECN staff.

THE DONATED ENERGY AUDIT EQUIPMENT

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