Over Eleven Thousand Nigerian youths nationwide have benefited from the Industrial Training Fund’s (ITF) National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP) aimed at creating jobs reducing poverty and promoting entrepreneurship.
The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Sir Joseph Ari disclosed this during the graduation and distribution of start-up packs to beneficiaries of the 2019 National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP).
Today is the commencement of the graduation nationwide.
After today all the thirty-six states of the federation will follow suit.
We are also graduating three hundred young men and women in every state of the federation beginning from today.
In all over 11000 Nigerians were equipped with skills in 9 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 ‘Autogele’ and Beauty Care.
In the FCT 300 youths were trained in Welding and Fabrication Domestic Electrical Wiring and Installation Catering and Event Management Solar Energy Installation and ‘Autogele’ and Beauty Care he stated.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr. Boss Mustapha represented by the Permanent Secretary Political and Economic Affairs Office Mr. David Adejo called on the beneficiaries to take advantage of this opportunity to become great entrepreneurs and contribute to the Nigerian economy:
I urge you to optimally utilize the knowledge imparted in you and ensure that the start-up packs that have been provided for you are used for the purposes and in the manner intended.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Industry Distinguished Senator Osinowo said the National Assembly has been supportive of the activities of the ITF through a joint senate and house committee on industry to enable it perform its mandate of promoting and encouraging the acquisition of skills.
Source: Voice of Nigeria