The Federal Government has restated its determination to do all it entails to lift the country out of poverty and unemployment.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Minister, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Richard Adebayo, stated this on Thursday in Jos at the 2020 ITF Merit Award ceremony.
The minister who was represented by the Director of Administration of the ministry said that the commitment of the Federal Government to diversify the nation’s economy and put it back to the path of growth through policies such as Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, the Economic Sustainability Plan and the various support scheme for the MSMEs sectors of the economy had never been in doubt.
While commending the ITF for the work it was doing in ensuring that Nigerians were equipped with the requisite skills, Adebayo disclosed that the fund had become a dependable ally of the Federal Government by the implementation of several skills intervention programmes that had trained over 500,000 youths since the present director-general assumed office in 2016.
He enjoined the management of the fund not to relent in empowering Nigerians with technical skills, and urged them to train more Nigerians, noting that ITF had been mentioned and identified by the presidency as the foremost agency at the forefront of the Federal Government job and wealth creation policy.