The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N6.5 billion for the construction of phase II and the completion of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) multi-purpose conference centre in Abuja.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, stated this while addressing State House correspondents after the cabinet meeting.
He said: “The importance of this is that the ITF is one of the most important agencies of government when it comes to vocational training and skills acquisition and Abuja is a very important center of training for ITF.
“It has training facility that can train 319 people per session. With the investment in this building, it can increase that capacity to about 1,200 per session. So, it is a fairly big facility.
“Some of the areas of interest we want to increase training include the automotive skills sector, ICT, Tiling, Plasters of Paris (POP), plumbing, GSM wielding and fabrication, refrigeration and so on.
“All these strategies are attempt to implement the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan and to diversify the economy in a way that we can bring more and more of our people to have the skills that are needed to go to work.”
Credit: Daily Trust