//Federal government sets to create 20 million jobs

Federal government sets to create 20 million jobs

The industrial training Fund (ITF) today says that the Federal Government would create 20 million direct and indirect jobs through different skills development programmes in the country.

The ITF Director-General, Joseph Ari, disclosed this during the graduation ceremony of 500 youth under the National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP), in Gombe.

Ari explained that NISDP was one of the programmes that the government had introduced to facilitate President Muhammadu Buhari’s policy on job and wealth creation, adding that the initiative focuses on skills acquisition to create jobs and breed a new generation of entrepreneurs, in order to transform the economic landscape of the country.

He stated that within the last three years, the ITF, through the NISDP and other skills acquisition programmes, equipped over 450, 000 Nigerians across the country with skills for employability and entrepreneurship.