Don’t Sell Your Start-Up Pack, Create Wealth With Them —ITF Tells Graduates
The Industrial Training Fund, ITF, on Thursday, urged the 190 youths and women who were equipped with skills in Solar Power Installation, POP and Painting, to desist from selling off the various start-up packs to be delivered to them.
Director General and Chief Executive Officer Afiz Oluwatoyin at the 2023 National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP) in Partnership with the Nigerian Breweries National Youth Empowerment Programme in Abuja.
Oluwatoyin represented by the Director of Technical and Vocational Skills Training Development Department James Abimbola said the 2023 graduation is a transformative brainchild of the ITF that is implemented to fast-track the achievement of the Federal Government policy on job and wealth creation and tackling of unemployment and poverty in the country.
“The NISDP focuses on skills acquisition to create jobs to curb the rampant unemployment situation in the country and breed a new generation of entrepreneurs to transform the economic landscape of the country.
“This year, the NISDP and the ITF-Nigerian Breweries National Youth Empowerment Programme were implemented in the FCT; training 190 Youths and Women who were equipped with skills in Solar Power Installation, POP and Painting, Hair Dressing/Beauty Care, Ladies’ Wig Cap Making, Mobile Phone Repairs Leather Works (Shoe and Bag Making) and Electrical Installation.
Speaking further, Oluwatoyin decried the situation in Nigeria, where the youths roam the streets without any form of gainful employment giving rise to crimes and other social vices that bedevil our dear Nation today.
For ITF to become a catalyst for National growth by deepening its activities and their impact on the National economy through the expansion of access both locally and internationally, Oluwatoyin Said he will be utilizing modern technology and the enthronement of a new culture.