Government lauds ITF-NECA technical skills development project

Temiloluwa O’Peters

The Federal Government has commended the ITF-NECA Technical Skills Development Project between the Industrial Training Fund and Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association aimed at escalating skills development in the economy.

The Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, gave the commendation at a virtual meeting held with critical stakeholders and partners on skills development.

He directed the ITF to harmonise all operations related to skills development by all Ministries, Agencies and Departments across the country, as enshrined in the ITF Act in order to achieve greater success in technical and vocational education and training.

The ministers of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige; Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare also lauded the partnership between ITF and NECA, urging the organisations to strive towards synergy and collaboration with other stakeholders charged with skills development.

Speaking after the meeting, the Director General, ITF, Mr Joseph Ari and Director General, NECA,

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