By Etop Ekanem
INDUSTRIAL Training Fund, ITF has been organising series of training and human capital development programmes for employees, to enable perform optimally,Â as part of the Fund’s contribution toÂ the development of the real sector of the economy.
Area Manager of the Ikeja District of the Fund, Mrs. Roselyn Mailumo, said during an interactive forum with stakeholders .
Mrs Mailumo, said positive role and opportunities were still open within the Fund for companies and business organisations,Â want to improve the performance of their companies, through the provision of excellent training and human capital development initiatives for employees. She maintained that employees remained the greatest asset that any organisation could posses, and advised that they should continually be subjected to constant training opportunities.
The ITF boss explained that considering the challenges faced by operators in the real sector of the nationâ€™s economy, companies, particularly those in the manufacturing group should take advantage of those opportunities and training that the ITF offers. The Area Manager noted that for employees and employers in the public and private sectors to always perform optimally, they should associate with the fund , saying association with the fund would surely have a positive impact on their operations.
She argued that despite the global economic recession that hit most countries, including Nigeria, more companies and business organizations in the country have continued to benefit from the professional and specialized training offered by the Fund and said the Fund is fully committed to the professionalisation of employees in the country, through exposure to constant training and retraining.
Mailumo explained that the Ikeja area office had in the last one year embarked on, and successfully met its projected expectations, including reaching out to all stakeholders within the district, with a view to making the opportunities available to all.
On the issues of power that manufacturers complain is their greatest problem, Mailumo said the challenge of power, though not peculiar to the real sector of the economy alone, was a problem that the fund always brought into consideration in its relations and dealings with its stakeholders.
The ITF boss disclosed that the Area office was set to organise another stakeholderâ€™s forum soon. She said the forum would provide the opportunity for employers, employees and all other stakeholder in the Ikeja district of the ITF to fashion out more proactive ways to move the area forward, adding that all stakeholders within and outside the Ikeja district of the ITF were expected to attend the forum.