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FG Takes Skills Development To IDPs

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The Federal Government has said that it would take skills acquisition and development to the persons displaced by the Boko Haram terrorists in their various communities across the country.

This was announced by the minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar, over the weekend.

Abubakar, who spoke when the Industrial Training Fund, (ITF) commissioned the mobile training units/truck, alongside the unveiling of training programmes for internally displaced persons (IDPs), in Abuja, added that the gesture by the federal government was part of ways to achieve its job creation and youth empowerment programmes.

She further noted that the federal government would actively engage with the ITF to ensure that the project becomes a reality.

While lauding the leadership of the Fund for the initiative, the minister added that she would also create entrepreneurs, and sustainably empower women and youths who are the major victims of conflicts and internal disputes.

Abubakar assured that President Muhammadu Buhari’s directives that all internally displaced persons be returned to their communities next year would be speedily carried out.

Also speaking at the occasion, chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Industry, Trade and Investments, Hon. Abubakar Moriki, said the choice of the IDPs in the flag off of the mobile training units by ITF was a right step in the right direction, because the majority of the affected people were mostly farmers who did not have the needed skills to survive in their new environment.