The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation and Youth Employment, Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede, has said that the Federal Government planned to train 370,000 artisans to boost skills development and employment generation.
Imoukhuede disclosed this during the inauguration of the Construction Skills Training and Empowerment Programme (C-STEmp) in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that C-STEmp, an initiative of J. Hausen Ltd, a construction management consultancy firm, is an accelerated skills development project to prepare eligible beneficiaries for employment as artisans in construction industry.
Imoukhuede, represented by Mr. Ife Adebayo, said the job creation office developed a framework for job creation which included construction, agro-allied and Information Communication and Technology
“The Federal Government has plans to train 370,000 artisans this year and to employ 500,000 graduates as teachers, because one of our key problems is on education.
“It has already been decided. We have had a fruitful discussion on it with the Vice President and relevant ministers and we are looking forward to working with the C-STEmp to achieve the goal.