FG To Empower 11,000 Youths In 2018
The federal government has announced plans to train and empower 11,000 youths in the National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP) across Nigeria.
The Director General of Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Sir Joseph Ari, disclosed this during the closing ceremony of the National Industrial Skills Development Programme in Minna,on Wednesday.
According to him, the youths would be trained in various skills to make them successful entrepreneurs and employers of labour.
The Director General who was represented by the Director, Research and Curriculum Development, Mr. Zakari Peruma, said that 11,000 youths have already been trained for three months in Tailoring and Fashion Design, Welding and Fabrication and Plumping and Pipe-fitting adding that they would be given start-up kits to enable them set up their businesses.
“The three trades were carefully selected based on their potential value addition to the individual trainees and to the growth and development of the Nigerian economy.
“The start-up packs that are being distributed should be viewed as our practical example and message to our stakeholders that training without corresponding support will not lead to expected outcomes. ”