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ITF trains 1,900 youths on construction trades

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ITF Complex, Abuja

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has trained 1,900 jobless youths on construction trades across the 19 Northern States and Abuja to combat the growing unemployment in the region.

The youths were trained for three months in five construction trades areas such as blocks and bricks making, Plaster of Paris, works in buildings, carpentry and joinery, domestic electrical installation and tiling.

In an address at the closing ceremony of 100 trainees of the Skills Training Development Programme for Youths in Construction Trades, (CONSEP) in Kaduna, the Director General of ITF, Joseph Ari said the programme is as a result of commitment and relentless efforts of the Fund to reduce unemployment.

Represented by Deputy Director, M. T Atiku, the DG pointed out that the programme is in line with ITF mandate and contribution to the federal government policy of job and wealth creation, and poverty reduction, by equipping as many youths as possible with skills for employability and entrepreneurship.

He said: “It is my prayer and hope that 2018 will be better in all ramifications than the preceding years. I should add that God has always proven to us in Nigeria that our strength lies in our unity.

Therefore, all our actions and inactions this year must be geared towards the unity and indivisibility of our dear Nation.”


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