Connect with us

General news

ITF trains 1,000 youths, Plateau govt. employs 4,850 teachers – Gov’s wife



ITF trains 1,000 youths, Plateau govt. employs 4,850 teachers – Gov’s wife

The Plateau Governor’s wife, Mrs Regina Lalong, has commended the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) for training 1,000 youths in its National Industrial Skills Development Programmes (NISDP).

The governor’s wife, gave the commendation, at the Pankshin during the graduation ceremony the 30 trainees of the ITF’s Passion to Profession (P2PP).

She disclosed that 4,850 teachers were also employed by the state government in 2018.

Lalong said the 1000 youths, who benefited from the ITF programme, have reduced the number of unemployed youths in the state.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the beneficiaries of P2PP, who are from the central senatorial zone, were trained for three months, on pattern drafting and garment making skills.

Lalong said that 1,000 youths were trained on different skills acquisitions including tailoring and fashion design; welding and fabrications and plumbing and pipe fitting.

“The State government also sponsored additional youths for the training.

“In 2018, we engaged 4,850 ad hoc teachers as permanent staff in Plateau and we are currently conducting recruitment for workers in the state civil service as well.

“I urge beneficiaries of the P2PP to be employers of labour in their various communities and not to sell the starter packs donated to them,” she pleaded.

Lalong also commended the ITF for conducting capacity building workshop for over 200 teachers and constructing two boreholes in Hwolshe and Rantya communities as part of its corporate social responsibility.

Earlier in his remarks, Mr Joseph Ari, the Director-General of ITF, said that P2PP was conceived as a special intervention programme to create more jobs in line with the Federal Government’s Policy Directives on economic development.

The DG, who was represented by Mrs Lami Dakwak, the Director, Technical and Vocational Skills Training Department of ITF, said that unemployment have increased the act of violence, criminality and social vices in the society.

“Over 450,000 Nigerians including women and people with disabilities, have benefited from our training programmes since 2016.

“We want to double this figure this year so that we can reduce unemployment and social vices caused by idleness,” he said.

He urged the trainees to step down the training in their communities and be change agents through their contribution to economic growth in Plateau.

Miss Gabriella Jacob, one of the beneficiaries of the scheme, thanked ITF for empowering them with skills and equipment to start up their businesses.

She said that the training had made them self-reliant as entrepreneurs and would reduce the impression of white collar jobs as the only source of income in the society.

NAN reports that P2PP, which was first implemented in 2017, had trained 140 Nigerians and empowered them with industrial sewing machines and pattern design machines.

NAN further reports that the beneficiaries were trained using mobile training units to facilitate implementation of the programme in rural communities


Martha Agas: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

Budgetary pressure: Capital market stakeholders seek alternative funding for infrastructure development I-G Adamu threatens to N10bn damages suit against Sahara Reporters if… Nigeria stock market advances by N26bn Insecurity: Buhari calls for synergy among security agencies heads Gov Sule promises justice for family of 3-month-old baby raped in Nasarawa Troops deactivate 25 illegal refineries, impound 342,000 ltrs of AGO in South-South COVID-19: CACOVID targets 10m people with palliatives worth N23bn PenCom initiates process to review 2014 Pension Reform Act North West farmers back to work amid troops operations –DHQ AFAN wants FG to establish commodity board to mop-up excess farm produce Kwara govt. pledges to reposition Aviation College, inaugurates visitation panel Ekiti court dissolves 11-year-old marriage on grounds of threats to life, others Enugu state community laments lack of government presence Lagos, stakeholders seek sustained implementation of breastfeeding policy Gender activist advocates enforcement of policies protecting girls, women’s rights Draft document on protecting telecoms infrastructure awaits presidential assent — Pantami Gov. Oyetola inaugurates committee against gender violence Group seeks meritocracy for appointment of UI VC C’River water board dismisses 6 for non performance Taraba govt. sensitises citizens on exclusive breastfeeding INEC to clear materials for previous elections Australia opens first face mask testing facility Delta Govt to invoke laws against illegal structures COVID-19: WHO sends 40 health experts to South Africa Edo 2020: COVID-19 pandemic may disenfranchise voters — INEC WHO says Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 700,000 UAE not restricting visa issuance to Nigerian visitors – Embassy CSOs call for end to GBV, enactment of law to protect househelps Osun NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel gets new chairman 517 Arizona prison inmates test positive for COVID-19 More than 60 evacuated due to possible glacier collapse in Italy LASEMA, stakeholders constitute committee on gas cylinder safety in Lagos German, Russian top diplomats to meet in Moscow Buratai calls for scientific, practical approach in management issues May & Baker records N438.9m profit after tax in 6 months Rwanda uses robots to protect doctors working with COVID-19 Patients – Minister NEMA says 14 LG in C’River prone to flooding Oyo Assembly to screen commissioner-nominee, Idowu-Oyeleke, Aug. 11 Unlatched containers: FRSC relaunches Operation Scorpion II in Lagos, Ogun We will resist attempt to illegally take over Edo Assembly, says Obaseki Oyo teaching applicants to write CBT test Norway tests cruise vessel crew and passengers for COVID-19 Police arraign 18-year-old over alleged armed robbery in Benue 9 Turkish lawmakers test positive for COVID-19 – Speaker Group advocates free education to reduce early marriage Sri Lanka’s ruling party takes early lead in parliamentary elections Man in court for allegedly stealing goods worth N11.2m Israel to begin tests of COVID-19 vaccine in October – official Parents raise concern about payment of 3rd term fee for virtual learning Marry truthful single mothers than pretentious single ladies, Nollywood actress urges men