On Monday, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development concluded a three-month training program for N-Build Batch C1 beneficiaries and gave out beginning packets under the Federal government’s N-Power National Social Investment Program.
The Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, who delivered the toolkits to the beneficiaries on Wednesday at the FOCI Skills Academy in Katampe, Abuja, said the program was replicated in 693 centers throughout the country’s six geopolitical zones and is aimed at equipping young unemployed youths with life skills.
“The skills that you were trained in the last three months will remain necessary skills for today and tomorrow in any global economy. The Ministry, NSIP, N-Power teams and other relevant councils have worked assiduously to ensure that this helps in bridging the gap in demand for standard and market-relevant skills.
“As this batch C1 of N-Build trainees are graduating to commence their apprenticeship, in line with Mr. President’s Commitment to creating more jobs and wealth creation opportunities for the teeming youths, in the next few weeks, the batch C2 of the N-Power programme will be deployed to their various places of primary assignments and training centres respectively, which are all directed to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty”.
Each of the beneficiaries was given Tool Kits, Safety Gears, and Training Consumables, according to the Minister, in order for them to become and operate as skilled professional artisans and technicians. She urged them to make the most of the training they had received.
“Having completed the in-centre training, you will be attached directly to relevant institutions for your Six-month apprenticeship. This attachment will enable you to have a work-based learning experience commencing on Monday, 13th of June, 2022. During this six-month attachment period, your performance will be assessed and examined by the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON), the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) and the Institute of Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN) respectively”.
Automobile, Agric-Tech, Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical Installation, Masonry & Tiling, Plumbing and Pipefitting were among the skills taught to the recipients.
The Minister also visited the Industrial Trust Fund Centre to offer tool kits and beginning packs to beneficiaries who have completed training in Hospitality, which includes Baking and Confectionery, Cooking and Catering, Housekeeping, and Mixology.
Prof. Kabiru Bala, Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Olubunmi Adekoje, Director-General of the Federation of Construction Industry, Dr. Umar Bindir, Team Lead N-Power Mr. Nsikak Okon, and other notable guests were in attendance.
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