By Ossom Raphael
Abuja – The New Multimillion Naira Building of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) to be completed and occupied between in the next sixty days.
The ultra-modern twelve storey building, strategically located in Maitama, is surrounded by the Nigeria Export Promotion Council, NEPC), Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing system for Agricultural Lending, (NIRSAL), Corporate Affairs Commission and the Nigerian Customs Service building that is still under construction.
Overwhelmed by the size and quality of the project, the Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Otumba Richard Adebayo, who was speaking while inspecting the facility said the edifice was very fantastic
“without sounding as a spokesman for the contractor, I think this job is very good, I’m very very impressed I think the contractor is doing a good job” he said.
Adebayo while commending the Director General of the Fund, Sir Joseph Ari for his quality and style of leadership said the project has already started impacting on the economy by providing both direct and indirect jobs opportunities for some Nigerians.
He however, promised to support ITF to ensure that the current administration drive to create one hundred million jobs in the country is achieve.
The Director General, Industrial Training Fund, Sir Joseph Ari led the tour of the building complex after the FMITI 1st Quarterly Meeting of the Honourable Ministers, Permanent Secretary, Directors of Ministry and of Parastatal/Agencies.
Other dignitaries at the facility tour are the Minister of State, FMITI, Amb. Mariam Katagum, the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, Executive Director, NEPC, Olusegun Awolowo, Director General, SMEDAN, Dr. Dikko Radda, Some Directors and Management Staff among others.