Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Sir Joseph Ari, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for initiating policies that have driven the ITF to higher levels of performance.
The DG who stated this in a goodwill message to all stakeholders, also commended the National Assembly for enacting legislation and ensuring appropriations that had eased the actualization of its mandate.
ITF’s Head of Public Affairs, Suleyol Fred-Chagu, who made this known in a statement at the weekend, said Sir Ari reaffirmed the commitment of the ITF to implementing cutting edge programmes for its clients and skills acquisition programmes nationwide to reduce unemployment and create wealth.
His message read in full: “As year 2018 draws down and we usher in year 2019, I, on behalf of the Governing council, Management and the entire staff of the Industrial Training Fund, extend our profound appreciation to all stakeholders whose contributions individually and collectively in the outgoing year ensured the landmark achievements we recorded as an organisation.
“Our special thanks go to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari GCFR for putting in place policies that have challenged us to unprecedented levels of performance, and to the National Assembly for enacting legislation that have facilitated the performance of our functions, and for ensuring appropriations that have eased the actualization of our mandate.
“We must also note and appreciate the role of the Supervising Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investment for providing the direction and guidance in guaranteeing that we deliver on our mandate.
“The Organised Private Sector (OPS), State Governments and other key stakeholders also played a vital role in ensuring that we delivered on our promise in 2018 through remittance of training contributions and active collaboration with us especially in the implementation of our technical skills acquisition programmes that benefitted over 350,000 Nigerians.
“Your unwavering support in 2018 was critical to all our corporate targets particularly in delivering and driving the achievement National policy goals that require human capacity intervention in line with the vision of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.
“In 2019, we will step up our efforts to re-engineer and catalyse the Nigerian economy by providing cutting edge interventions for our clients nationwide and the implementation of skills acquisition programmes nationwide to reduce unemployment and create wealth.”