The Director General (DG) of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Dr Juliet Chukkas-Onaeko, has assured students undergoing skills acquisition training that the agency remains committed to providing effective training for qualified Nigerian students.
Addressing a news conference in Abuja, shortly after the ITF students protested their elongated stay in the skills acquisition centre of the fund on Tuesday, Dr Chukkas–Onaeko, urged the students to remain calm, explaining that the problem of equipment procurement for the centre was being addressed.
The DG appealed to the students to focus on acquiring skills that would make them employers of labour.
Although the students have vowed not to return to the classrooms until their demands are met, the Dr Chukkas–Onaeko said the skills acquisition centre, which was shut down, was facing some challenges that would be addressed soon.
With an assurance that efforts are being made to ensure the graduation of the affected students, calm returned to the fund as policemen took charge of the premises to ensure the security of lives and property.