The Industrial Training Fund ITF has trained over 500,000 Nigerians with the requisite skills to key into the federal government’s job and wealth creation policy direction under the National Development Plan.
The Director General of the ITF, Joseph Ari, stated this when he was conferred with the 2022 Public Service award by the Leadership Media Group Limited for his contributions to the development of skill acquisition programmes for youths across the country.
He said under the renewed vision of the ITF, the focus of the Fund is centred on a national apprenticeship training system.
He explained that the training of the 500,000 Nigerians which was done within six years was to enable more Nigerians to embrace skills acquisition.
The Vice Chairman of Leadership Media Group, Chief Mike Okpere led a delegation from the Company to present the nomination letter to the ITF DG in Abuja.
Chief Okpere explained that in the last 14 years, the Company has been assessing outputs made by individuals and organizations across the country.
According to him, the Leadership Group gives award to only those who have distinguished themselves in their chosen area of human endeavors, noting that for the 2022 period, three Nigerians would be awarded as the Leadership Person of the year.
Writing by Victoria Chimezie, editing by Daniel Adejo