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The Organised Labour has blamed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the corruption and monetization of the nation’s polity and democratic process.
Mr Joseph Ari, the Director-General, Industrial Training Fund (ITF) on Wednesday said that the Federal Government would create 20 million direct and indirect jobs through different skills development programmes in the country.
The Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) in partnership with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has concluded plans to commence free capacity building programmes in welding and fabrication, furniture-making, auto-gele and beauty care, interlocking blocks production, among others across various locations in Edo State.
The Federal Government said 45,000 Nigerians were trained on various entrepreneurial skills in the last two years to curb unemployment in the country.
Technology experts from the United States are training staff members of the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, on how to employ high level tech applications.
The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has trained over 450, 000 youths in the past two years in the country with various skills to become self-reliant.
The Federal Government has adopted strategies to generate 20 million jobs in the agriculture, construction, transport and the services sectors in its second term, Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, has said.
The quantum of investment in the Nigerian economy by Chinese companies has hit $20bn, the President, China Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria, Mr Ye Shuijin, has disclosed.
The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government will do all that is necessary to ensure that the capacities of Nigerian youth are developed and fully utilised.
Impressed by the activities of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), the Federal Government has assured of its continue support for the training of the teeming youths in vocational trades rather than rely on white collar jobs.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation says it is the largest contributor to the country’s Gross National Income with an average of 23 billion dollars (about N7 trillion) sent home by its members annually.
Despite the increasing wave of unemployment in Nigeria, the Director General of Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph Ari, said it was difficult and hard to fill in vacancies that existed in 925 trades in the country’s labour market due to lack of requisites skills.
The Industrial Training Fund (ITF), in line with its enabling Act, has paid over N13 billion to 1,140 employers of labour as reimbursement between September, 2016 and August, 2018.
Dr. James Dalok, running mate to PDP governorship candidate in Plateau, Sen. Jerry Useni, has said that the retired Army General’s military background was a huge advantage to the troubled north-central state.
The members of the Senate Committee on Industry have lauded the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) over its prudent use of budgetary allocations, especially in funding new projects and completing abandoned ones.
Immediate past governor of Edo State and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has expressed disgust over the crisis that has engulfed the party in his state, lamenting that the state deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu and some other persons from his local government betrayed him after doing so much to help them grow politically.
The Spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council, Kogi State, Faruk Adejoh-Audu says he cannot congratulate Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello because Kogi State was turned into a war field during the Saturday election.
The Oyo State Government says it is putting in place measures to stop open defecation by providing mobile toilets and water in rural communities in the state.
The Senate has called on Federal, State and Local Governments to construct more public toilets to battle the growing scourge of open defecation in the country.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has accused political activist and convener of the “Revolution Now” movement, Omoyele Sowore, of capitalising on the latitude of freedom provided to him at the Service’s detention facility to use his telephone to mobilise Nigerians for violence and revolution against the government.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, wife were both pictured celebrating with Jigawa Governor Badaru Abubakar, Chairman, APC Campaign Organisation with Senator Ita Enang during a visit to their residence on Saturday evening.
Four more people have died in protests in Bolivia, raising the total number killed in the political unrest to 23, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Saturday.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called for synergy between the National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly in the discharge of their statutory responsibilities to the people.
Delta State Ministry of Works has drawn the attention of the Federal Government to its failed roads in the state.
The request was contained in a letter addressed to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and read on the floor during plenary.