INDUSTRIAL TRAINING FUND CALLS FOR BETTER ORIENTATION ON SKILL ACQUISITION
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria’s unemployment gap is wide due to poor and inadequate skill acquisition by the youths in the country.
He stated this at the first national skill summit organized by the Industrial Training Fund in Abuja.
Represented by the Minister of Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo in a goodwill message, said the summit will come up with recommendations that will assist the government to tackle the high rate of unemployment at all levels.
The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum on the occasion calls for effective collaboration between academia and industries to help students acquire skills from the elementary level.
Also speaking at the event, Director General of the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, Joseph Ari explains that one of the obstacles preventing youths from acquiring skills is their perception of skills acquisition, saying that many Nigerians believe that it is meant for the poor.
He is however optimistic that the summit will provide great opportunities to collaborate with the Federal Government and come up with enduring solutions to the unemployment problem in Nigeria.