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ITF expresses concern over poor government patronage

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The Adamawa Area Manager of  Industrial Training Fund, Alhaji  Jibrin Bukar  has expressed concern over lack of government patronage of the programme.

Bukar, raised the alarm in an interview with Newsmen in Yola on Monday.

He complained that Adamawa government was not serious about the development programmes  of the ITF  in the state.

”   I am not happy about the zero participation  attitude of Adamawa state government.

” Because ITF programmes are directly assisting  and  alleviating the problems of the teeming unemployed youths in the state  through the skills training.”  Bukar said.

He said that the area of major concern with the Adamawa government was lack of support to the trainees after their graduation.

”  We expect government to assist these youths  with take up fund after their training  so they can  start their small businesses.” He said.

According to the area manager,in the last three years ,  the fund  trained over 3,000 youths in the state in various  industrial  skills programme.

He noted that every year, one thousand idle youths from 21 LGAs  of the state were  recruited and trained  in soap making, tailoring , Air fresheners and Deodorants  and polythene  re- cycling.

” Each  trainee is giving monthly allowance of five thousand naira for the duration of three months.” He  added