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ITF trains 310 in Ebonyi

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310youths of Ebonyi have been trained by the Industrial Training Fund on various vocational skills in the state.
The area manager of the agency, Mrs Ifeyinwa Osagie, disclosed this when she led other management staff on a courtesy visit to the State Governor, David Nweze Umahi, at the Government House, Abakaliki.

Osagie, who said that the beneficiaries were trained in the areas o
catering, Aluminum fabrication and tiling, added that 20 physically challenged youths were also trained in GSM repairs and bead making.

She further said that the beneficiaries of the training were also
assisted with equipment to enable them become self reliant and disclosed their readiness to partner Ebonyi State Government in the training of its workforce.

Responding, Governor Umahi, who was represented by his deputy, Governor Dr Kelechi Igwe, said the present administration had expended over N3b in the empowerment of youths and women in the last three years.

While commending ITF for the gesture, Gov Umahi appealed to them to increase the number of trainees in the state because of the peculiar nature of the state which has long years of marginalization before it was created.

He gave an assurance that government would give them all the necessary assistance required for their smooth operations in the state.

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