ITF provides 100 youth with skill acquisition training, starters pack 

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has trained 100 youth on different skills acquisition under National Economic Recovery Growth Programme in Kaduna state.

The National Economic Recovery and Growth Programme introduced by the Industrial Training Fund aimed at promoting economic growth and development among Nigerian youth. The programme focuses on technical and vocational education and training entrepreneurship and enterprise development as well as apprenticeship in Nigeria.

ITF Area Manager in Kaduna state, Engr. Garba Hassan, stated this during the graduation ceremony held at the ITF office in Kaduna at the weekend. He explained that the programme would contribute to Nigeria’s economic recovery, growth, and sustainable development, adding that the graduands were trained on poultry farming, welding and fabrication, crop production, tiling, electrical installations.

Engr. Hassan announced that all of the graduands would go home with a start-up packs and financial assistance as part of Federal Government’s efforts to support Nigerian youth.

“Those trained on poultry would received chicks, feeds, immunization and vitamins, those trained on welding would be given welding machine, while those trained on crop production would received water pump machines,” he said.

The Head of Training, ITF Kaduna Area office, Mr. Daniel Jamgbade, explained that the graduands were trained for three months and the fund promised to monitor their progress within six months. He warned them not to sell the start-up packs given to them by the ITF, adding that they can use it positively to develop themselves, their community, state and the nation.

Representative of the Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Muhammad Usman, advised Nigerians youth to partner ITF to acquire necessary skills acquisition in order to be relevant in the country and abroad. He appealed to federal and state governments to continue to support ITF with adequate fund due to it’s significance and it’s role in the national development.

One of the graduands, Mr. Monday Adamu, said they were taught crop farming, adding that with farming alone Nigeria can feed the whole African region. 

Another trainee, Rose Ibrahim Audu, who was trained on poultry she said that she learned how to take care of a day old chicks, their feeding, immunization and vitamins up to 10 weeks.