Nasarawa Commissioner For Youth And Sports, Amb Lucky Yargwa, Attends NITSDP Flag-Off

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Nasarawa State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Amb. Lucky Isaac Yargwa, on Thursday, 8th September, 2022, attended the flag-off and opening ceremony of the 2022 National Industrial Training Skills Development Programme, NITSDP, held at the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, Area Office, in Lafia, the Nasarawa State Capital.

While commendinng the Federal Government of Nigeria for working in synergy with the Nasarawa State Government to develop human resource capacity, the Commissioner disclosed that the Administration of Governor Abdullahi Sule placed high premium on youth of the State, hence their appointment into various offices to complement the efforts of Government in building and developing the State.

“We have about six young Commissioners currently serving under the Governor Abdullahi Sule administration, and we also have them in other MDAs. So, this is a Government that has the youth at heart and is doing everything possible to carve a niche for them.

“I congratulate those of you who are attending this training programme.

“This Vocational Training Centre is the property of the State Government aimed at training youth of the State on different skills acquisition programmes for their development and that of the State. But suffice to say that in our bid to deliver the best result, the State Government had to bring in the Industrial Training Funds to take charge of it and now, we are partnering with the organization to develop our youth and empower them.

“So, I urge you to take advantage of the training and become self-reliant, good ambassadors and contribute your quota to the growth and development of the State and society.

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“Also, show commitment and hunger to learn so that the Federal Government and other stakeholders will be encouraged to increase their support to the trainees for better productivity.

“Ensure you abide by the rules and regulations guiding the training programme.”

Yargwa thanked the facilitator, ITF, and Area Manager, Phoebe Ochoche, for finding the State worthy for their numerous national development programmes, assuring that the State would continue to accord the Organization all the needed support to achieve their goals.

“I thank the ITF for taking it upon themselves to train our youth.

“The ITF has been doing this, but with the Centre now in Lafia, we will continue to partner with them for more capacity building.

“Rest assured that our doors are always opened for any meaningful support and contribution to the success of this lofty programme.”

Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Nasarawa State Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Isah Mohammed Eya, stated that the Ministry would continue to build stronger ties with the ITF to help empower jobless youth in the State.

“As a Ministry, we would be collaborating with you to ensure this job is done perfectly.

“We are undertaking a need assessment of all unemployed youth in the State so that we will have a compact data which will in turn guide us on the areas of needs where we can partner or provide empowerment facilities to the target audience.

“Our searchlight will be on the trainees on what they make out of this training and how they will impact others to learn the skills thus acquired.”

In her remarks, the Lafia Area Manager of ITF, Phoebe Ochoche, appreciated Governor Abdullahi Sule for building the Skills Acquisition Centre and empowering youth of the State.

She also commended the State Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for the initiating numerous programmes aimed at taking youth off the streets and become self-reliant and productive.

The Area Manager promised to tow the path of her predecessors by continuing on the symbiotic relationship between the ITF and the Nasarawa State Government for the mutual benefits of both parties.

Among others, the ITF plays the role of developing the nation’s human resource.