FEDERAL MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY, TRADE AND INVESTMENT
PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT.
15TH JULY, 2022.
ITF TRAINS THOUSANDS OF NIGERIANS THROUGH SKILLS INTERVENTION PROGRAMMES – FG
The Federal Government has said the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has trained thousands of Nigerians through its various skills intervention programmes thereby contributing to the socio-economic growth and development of the country.
The Honourable Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Yalwaji Katagum stated this in her address while declaring open the Second National Skills Summit 2022 organised by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) in Abuja.
Amb. Katagum said that the Ministry has been monitoring the progress of all Agencies and Parastatals under its purview and it is on record that the ITF is at the forefront of delivering on its assigned mandates.
She stated that “It is also on record that through its numerous skills intervention programmes, the Fund has trained thousands of Nigerians that are today gainfully employed and thus contributing their quota to the growth and development of the country”.
She disclosed further that in continuation of its efforts, the ITF is currently training thousands of Nigerians under the N-Build Programme of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development which made the summit a commendable effort by an Agency that is determined to drive the aspirations of the Federal Government to lift more Nigerians out of poverty and reduce unemployment.
The Minister acknowledged the critical role of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR for creating the enabling environment for Parastatals and Agencies of the Federal Government to seamlessly operate to deliver on their mandates.
The Minister stressed that the Summit should be viewed as a necessary tonic to contribute to the implementation of the National Development Plan 2022-2025, “as bringing together leaders from Government, academia and the business community to develop a shared understanding of what is required to achieve excellence in the skills sector is germane to the success of our collective aspirations as a nation”.
Amb.Katagum urged all the technocrats and key stakeholders to share ideas and articulate strategies and actionable steps in ensuring that the development of employable skills to tackle the challenges of poverty and unemployment that is bedeviling our dear Nation is
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