By JIMITOTA ONOYUME
OIL firms and other companies have been urged to train their staff periodically to enhance productivity of the workforce.
Manager, Port Harcourt Area Office of Industrial Training Fund, Mr. Emmanuel Isiwu made the observation at a stakeholders meeting in Port Harcourt.
He said periodic training of workers contribute largely to virile economy, adding that the ITF was set up to train workforce and build managerial skills in the economy.
“ITF was established to promote and encourage the acquisition of skills in industry and commerce with a view to generating a pool of indigenous trained manpower sufficient enough to meet the needs of the public and private sectors of the economy”, he said
Earlier Chairman of the day, Mr Nwandike Fabian harped on the value of training, noting that when organizations failed to train, it impacted on the productivity of the entire workforce.