ITF Trains 999 on Vocational Skills in Kogi

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has trained 999 youths in various vocational skills across Kogi State.

Director General of ITF Prof. Longmas Sambo Wapmuk disclosed this Wednesday during the graduation of trainees of the second phase of the National Industrial Skill Development Programme (NISDP) of the ITF in Lokoja.

Wapmuk, who was represented by the Head of ITF, Lokoja Area Office, Ibrahim Umar, said the youths drawn from the three senatorial districts of the state were trained in carpentry, furniture making as well as welding and fabrication.

“If we must address some of the social economic vices plaguing the nation, the issue of wealth creation and poverty reduction must be properly addressed through technical and vocational skills acquisition,” he said.