Vocational skills training: ITF targets 13,000 Nigerians in 2018

By Kunle SHONUGA The Director-General, Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Mr Joseph Ari, has said the fund will train 13,000 Nigerians on 11 vocational skills in order to achieve the Federal Government’s policy on job and wealth creation. Ari made this known in Abuja on Tuesday during a news conference. According to him, numerous vacancies still exist in several sectors of the economy that cannot be filled by Nigerians due to the absence of requisite skills. “In order to address the issue of unemployment and drive President Muhammadu Buhari’s job creation…

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Epe council to sponsor 1000 indigenes on skill acquisition in 4 years

By Olamilekan FAWAS The Eredo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Epe, Lagos State, is to sponsor 1000 indigenes to acquire different skills in the next four years. Its Executive Chairman, Mr Adeniyi Saliu, said the idea was borne out of his desire to reduce unemployment, eradicate poverty and develop the community. “The skill acquisition programme will make our indigenes to be self-employed and self-reliant. Some of them are graduates without jobs, while some are school certificate holders. This opportunity will ensure that they become independent business owners. “The capacity…

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Board raises water supply to 1.2 million litres daily in Daura – Official

Giwa SHILE The District Manager, Katsina State Water Board, Malam Tukur Amadi, said on Wednesday that the board has raised daily water supply to Daura to 1.2 million liters. Amadi said in Daura that the increase in water supply to the town was due to the drilling and installation of additional pumping facilities by the board. According to him, the board is now pumping water to more areas in the town including Kururrubai, Dunu, Rahamawa, Cadi and Kofar Baru. The district manager assured that very soon the whole town would…

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Empowerment: NGO distributes N3m starter packs to 46 adolescent girls

By Giwa SHILE A Kaduna-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) — Gender Awareness Trust (GAT) in collaboration with Christian Aid Council distributed N3 million worth of starter packs to 46 adolescent girls in Zonkwa, Kaduna State. The Executive Director of GAT, Mrs Lydia Umar, said while distributing the packs to the girls on Tuesday at the Igbo Community Town Hall in Zonkwa, Zangon Kataf Local Government, that the gesture was under the Collective for Adolescent Girls’ Initiative (CAAGI) mission. According to her, the gesture is to empower women in education and commerce,…

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Escravos dredging: Ilaje communities decry non-inclusion in project execution

By Thompson ABISOLA A group, the Concerned Ilaje Coastal Communities (CICC) in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta, has decried its non-inclusion in the proposed dredging of the Escravos/Warri channel project. The group made this disclosure in a statement signed by its National Youth President, Mr. Felix Iyamolere and Secretary, Mr Adeokan Jose, on Thursday in Warri. The CICC called on the Federal Government to ensure that the communities are included in the execution of the multi-billion naira project. The Federal Government on April 11, announced the approval of…

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Nigeria to boost economic relations with Tanzania –Buhari

By Meletus EZE Nigeria is ready to boost economic ties with Tanzania for the benefit of citizens of both countries, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Buhari made the pledge when he received the Letter of Credence from the High Commissioner of Tanzania to Nigeria, Muhidin Moweto, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday. He said both countries had a lot of potentials which could make them key economic actors in the region. The President congratulated the Government of Tanzania for the recent discovery of gas reserves in the coast region,…

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NLC: Many Nigerian leaders not worried about the plight of workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress on Thursday decried the attitude of Nigeria’s leaders to workers, lamenting that the plight of the poor and the downtrodden were never their concern. The NLC made the claim through its National President, Mr Ayuba Waba, who paid a courtesy visit to Plateau State governor Simon Lalong in Jos. “We have always directed workers to support every government, but some leaders make that just impossible,” he stated. He accused many leaders of abandoning the workers, saying that the fate of the labourer was always the last…

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Lagos Local Government Service Commission underfunded – Chairman

The Chairman, Lagos State Local Government Service Commission,  Alhaji Babatunde Rotinwa, on Wednesday appealed to the state government for more funding to enable it to actualise its mandate. Rotinwa spoke at Stakeholders’ Meeting on “A Bill for a Law to Repeal and Re-enact the Lagos State Local Government Service Commission Law, 2015 and for Connected Purposes”. TBI Africa reports that the public hearing was organised by the Lagos State House of Assembly’s five-man Ad-hoc Committee headed by Mr Kazeem Raheem, representing Ibeji-Lekki Constituency II. Rotinwa, in his contribution, said: “I…

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