FCT State Minister Identifies Skill Acquisition As Tool In Tackling Poverty
FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has identified skill acquisition as solution in tackling the problems of poverty and unemployment among women and youths.
The minister stated this during the closing ceremony of the National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP) in Abuja organised by the Industrial Training Fund.
Dr Aliyu explained that for Nigeria to be truly industrialised, Nigerians have to take the acquisition of relevant and contemporary skills seriously.
Aliyu who was represented by the FCT Director of Youth Development, Mrs. Hajarat Titilayo Alayande, stressed the commitment of ITF to skills acquisition, noting that it remains the most viable and sustainable solution to rising unemployment and poverty that have continued to defy the efforts of government policies and programmes.
The minister called on other organisations with similar mandate like the ITF to come together to develop a pool of Nigerians with diverse skills that would make them to be self reliance.
Dr Aliyu commended the management of the Industrial Training Fund for the training of over 18,000 Nigerians in 2019 Skills Intervention Programmes.
Earlier, the Director General of Industrial Training Fund, Sir Joseph Ari, pledged the commitment of the organisation in uplifting millions of Nigerians out of poverty;stressing that other upcoming programmes will also turn the fortunes of beneficiaries .