ITF commends FG’s directive on harmonisation of skills programmes

The Director-General of Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Sir Joseph N. Ari, has commended the Federal Government for its directive on the harmonisation of skills programmes implemented by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

The DG, who was reacting to the pronouncement in Jos described the decision as a welcome development, as harmonisation of skills programmes would lead to greater synergy and cooperation between and amongst government agencies involved in skills acquisition for job and wealth creation.

He said such collaboration would lead to the greater multiplier effect, reduce wastages as well as duplication of efforts.

Sir Ari said it was for these reasons that the ITF had, over the years advocated for agencies of government to work together rather than solo.

“For a number of years now, we have been calling on HRD practitioners, particularly agencies of government involved in skills acquisition to come together so that we can work as

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