The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has concluded plans to identify arable lands owned by the Fund for the establishment of demonstration farms, which will be used for the training of extension workers and youths nationwide. This was disclosed in a statement signed by Fred Chagu, head of public relations of ITF.
Chagu said that the demonstration farms were part of a wider plan of the Fund’s continued efforts to improve its service delivery and facilitate the actualization of its mandate of equipping Nigerians with requisite skills for employment. According to Chagu, the Fund has concluded arrangements to begin the implementation of its second phase of its plan, christened ‘ITF Reviewed Vision: Strategies for Mandate Actualization’ of which the farms are just a part. The first phase of the plan, which was implemented between 2016 and early 2020, according to the statement, equipped over 500,000 Nigerians with skills, 70 percent of whom are now gainfully employed or are successful entrepreneurs. This Day