Inlaks provides access to solar opportunities
In a bid to promote entrepreneurship among Nigerians, Inlaks Computers has organised a free training for youths on how to build and install solar power panels and inverters.
The long-term goal of the workshop, according to the Technical Operations Manager of Inlaks Training Academy, the training unit of the company, Sola Fasogbon, is to help provide Nigerians alternatives to government power supply.
Fasogbon said, “It’s part of our organisation’s corporate social responsibility. We are giving back to the society. We want to empower people and let them know that they don’t need to depend on the government before they can generate their power supply.
“As everyone knows, the Federal Government has been unable to attain the megawatts of electricity they promised us. And in every problem, there is always a blessing. We are using this opportunity to train entrepreneurs and the youths to see the blessing in this situation.
“We want to let them know that they can feed themselves without waiting on their family and friends or the government. We also want to make Inlaks Computers the employers of choice.”
He further said the training, which was organised for the company’s clients for free., would be extended to other Nigerians, including students of tertiary institutions in order to empower them before they graduate from school.
He said: “Presently, we are partnering with the University of Lagos to train 200 students on building and installing solar panels and inverters for free. The one we are doing now is the first phase, whereby we are training our top clients. They are our customers in the banking industry.
“We have sun in abundance. We should be able to generate our own power. We have competent engineers who are going to facilitate the trainings. Some people say solar panels or inverters get spoiled easily, but this is mainly due to incompetence on the part of the engineers who build or install them.”
A participant, Ayodeji Oyede, said the workshop would enable him to build and install solar panel in his home.“I have gained a lot on designing a solar panel and I am satisfied with the workshop. Very soon, I will start implementing what I learned,” he said.