Exploring institutional apprenticeship, training to develop workforce for future purpose

July 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

The spate of unemployment and poverty in Nigeria has moved the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) to institutionalize apprenticeship and traineeship in resolving these challenges bearing in mind how well it worked for other countries. ADEOLA TUKURU reports. The National Bureau of Statistics’ (NBS) report on Labour Force Statistics, Unemployment and Underemployment of Q4 2020, said the number of unemployed persons Read More

Lack of requisite skills halts employment opportunities in several sectors – ITF boss

July 15, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has revealed that rather than the absence of jobs, vacancies still exist in several sectors of the national economy that either could not be filled by Nigerians because of the lack of requisite skills or were being filled by foreigners. The director-general/chief executive of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Sir Joseph Ari, stated this Thursday Read More

How lack of skills hinder employment opportunities in Nigeria – ITF

July 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has revealed that rather than the absence of jobs, vacancies still exist in several sectors of the national economy that either could not be filled by Nigerians because of the lack of requisite skills or were being filled by foreigners. The Director General/ Chief Executive of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Sir Joseph Ari, who Read More

Ari upbeat as ITF gets ISO 9001:2015 recertification

May 26, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), the international body responsible for the certification of Quality Management Systems, has recertified the Industrial Training Fund (ITF’s) ISO 9001:2015 quality management system certification. A press statement by the Director, Public Affairs Department of ITF, Suleyol Fred Chagu, Wednesday, quoted the Director-General of the Fund, Sir Joseph N. Ari, as announcing this during Read More

ITF, NECA partnership produces 54,603 skilled technicians in 12 years- ITF

March 10, 2022 Adeola Tukuru Abuja 0

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has revealed that its partnership with the Nigerian Employers Consultative Association (NECA) has produced over 12,603 highly skilled technicians in Nigeria within 12 years. ITF’s Director General Sir Joseph Ari stated this on Thursday in Abuja explained that the survey has helped to highlight areas the country was lacking in skilled manpower. In his words Read More

ITF @ 50: Fund has made remarkable feats – Ari

October 9, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Industrial Training Funds (ITF) has remarkably done well in the discharge of its mandate in the last 50 years, its director-general, Dr. Joseph Ari, has said. He said the mission and vision of the funds are not only remarkably pursuits but that infrastructure and Staff welfare have been upgraded. Mr. Ari stated this Friday at the 50th anniversary of Read More

APC chieftain chides Wike for attacking Umahi over Buhari’s 2023 comment

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state Chief James Aroh Nweke, has blasted Governor Nyesome Wike of River state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Elder Fred Udeogu over their reactions on Umahi’s statement on the type of President Nigeria needs in 2023. The Rivers state governor had verbally attacked  Umahi, asking Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s new standards in Lagos too high to match – Jumbo-Nze

September 10, 2021 Editor 0

Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with EMEKA NZE in Abuja, he says though not an appointee of Lagos state government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu heeds and adopts his alternative security measures to reduce unemployment rid the state of crime. As an Igbo,what do you do for Lagos state and how did you Read More

Historic! Team Nigeria finishes in third position as curtains fall on World U-20 Athletics Championship (PICTURES)

August 22, 2021 Editor 0

Team Nigeria won a gold and bronze medal on the final day to cap up a remarkable performance at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. Nigeria finished the Championships third on the medals’ table among the 200 competing countries. The 4×400m and 4×100m women relay teams accounted for the final day medals that increased Nigeria’s haul to four Read More

NSITF redeploys 300 staffers over skill mismatch

August 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trustfund (NSITF) has redeployed about 300 of her staffers after a careful consideration of their core competences, skills and qualifications. The fund, in a statement signed by General Manager and Head of Corporate Affairs, Mrs Ijeoma-Oji Okoronkwo, said the decision followed a strategic reform in response to the allegations of misappropriation and embezzlement of funds levelled Read More

ITF and how not to reward a patriot

July 22, 2021 Benedict Aguele 0

The Industrial Training Fund, ITF, has been in the news of late for leading a revolution in the technological space in the country. One of the reasons is the recent launch of made in Nigeria Android phone, ITF Mobile with 100% locally sourced materials. I was impressed, to say the least, and that ignited my interest in the ITF, and Read More