29 September 2020 by Josiah Buzun
The Industrial Training Fund says it will further amplify its activities, especially with regards to skills acquisition, empowerment of Youths and indigent segment of the Society.
The Director General and Chief Executive of the Fund, Sir Joseph Ari stated this while speaking with Journalist in Jos on his assumption of office for a second tenure.
Sir Ari said the ITF would strengthen the micro, small and medium enterprises sector through need based training, in view of the importance of the sector to National development, especially in the light of the economic diversification agenda of the Federal Government.
He said the Fund had unveiled the second phase of its review mission strategy for mandate actualization.
The second phase would focus on Direct training services, revenue generation and sustainable funding, resource utilization, special intervention programs and human capital development.
Others are students Industrial work experience scheme, research and development , automation on Business process and other programs and services
Sir Ari said the Fund would also continue to invest in expanding its infrastructure in order to create opportunities as well as open up its services to Nigerians who are desirous of Skills.
The DG said they have completed eight projects which are awaiting commissioning.
He noted that the corona virus pandemic had shown that the development of physical infrastructure alone was not enough.
Sir Ari said four units have been upgraded to departments, while two units were also created, with two new area offices in Gombe and Lagos States.
The DG called on the Staff to be more effective, creative, resilient and work with greater intensity and urged supervisors to take all necessary actions to rid The system of indolence, truancy and other negative attitudes.
In an address of welcome, the Director ICT of the Fund, Mr Dickson Onuoha noted that the fund witnessed tremendous growth during the first tenure of Sir Ari and was not surprised at his reappointment.