ITF DG, left receives Nigerian powerbank inventor, Zang Bot and Sen. ID Gyang on a visit
Jos – The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) is equipping its training centres in the country with modern facilities and commissioning new projects, to improve service delivery and train more Nigerians on vocational and technical skills,
Mr Joseph Ari, the Director-General of ITF, stated this on Thursday in Jos, at the mid-year performance review meeting of the organisation.
The meeting had ;“Improving Corporate Performance: An Analysis of the Funds Organisational Health” as its theme.
He said the gesture was to improve the performance of the organisation and ensured trainees were abreast with modern trends in life skills acquisition.
” In 2018, we renovated and equipped eight of our training rooms across the country and we will also work on eight this year. We are commissioning our area office in Katsina, the Industrial Skills Training Centre (ISTC) in Kano.
” We are also commissioning the headquarters central stores and Aba and Awka access roads to our centres, while the construction of the Abuja multipurpose centre is almost completed,” he said.
Ari said that President Muhammdu Buhari would commission its Lagos Island office this year, while the lbadan and Port Harcourt Area offices have been renovated to ensure conducive environment for productivity of its workers.
He added that 63 vehicles were also purchased by the organisation for its 44 offices across the country, while urging its workers to support the President’s policy of job and wealth creation through commitment to duty.
Earlier in her remarks, Mrs Adaeze Okonkwo, the Director, Corporate Planning of ITF, said that the meeting was to critically assess the organisation’s performance in the last six months in line with its mandate.
“The meeting is to examine methods, approaches and procedures consistent with global best practices to improve corporate performance, ” she said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that more than 150 staff comprising area and training managers and head of divisions of the organisation nationwide are participating in the three-day meeting.