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ITF empowers 450,000 Nigerians

Industrial Training Fund, ITF, empowers 450,000 Nigerians with various skills in three years.

Eleven thousand trainees have being empowered by the Industrial training fund, under its National industrial skill development programme.

At the distribution of start-up kits for the graduands in Abuja, The secretary to the government of the Federation Mr Boss Mustapha is Said the program focused on skills acquisition for graduates of higher institution.

He explained that the government was building mechanism and institutionalised process that would give the Nigerian youth assurance that their energy could be invested in making the country very productive.

Mr Boss Mustapha, represented by the Permanent secretary Political and economic affairs office said youth unemployment, was a problem that needed to be tackled frontally
through diverse interventions such as agriculture.

He said ITF had trained four hundred and fifty thousand Nigerians in various skills and trade within the last three years.

The director-general of the ITF Sir. Joseph Ari said the NISDP is one of the numerous skills acquisition intervention programmes introduced and implemented by the Fund to facilitate the achievement of the Federal Government policy on job and wealth creation.

He explained that since its inception, the National Industrial Skills Development Programme has equipped over 200,000 Nigerians nationwide and 18,000 from the FCT with skills for employability and entrepreneurship.

They were trained in nine trades namely, Leather Works (Shoe and Bag Making), Welding and Fabrication, Catering and Event Management, Tiling, Production and Laying of Interlock Tiles, Furniture Making, Domestic Electrical Wiring and Installation, Solar Energy Installation, Plumbing and Pipefitting, and Autogelle and Beauty Care.

Victoria Chimezie

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