By Luminous Jannamike
ABUJA—THE Federal Government has trained 300 youths in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, on welding and fabrication, fashion designing and fabrics as well as plumbing and piping skills through the National Industrial Skills Development Programme, NISDP.
The beneficiaries were also given start-up packs to commence business.
Speaking during the trainees’ graduation in Abuja yesterday, FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello, charged the beneficiaries to make good use of the start-up packs to provide livelihood for themselves and contribute positively to the economy.
While cautioning them against selling the start-up packs, Bello said: “They are of high standard. Don’t contemplate selling any of the items in the park.
“Please go out and prove to the world that the time you spent on the training is worth the while. Your destiny is in your own hands.”
Also speaking, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Aisha Abubakar, expressed delight over the programme, adding that she hoped to see them become employers of labour.
Mrs Abubakar further said that the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, would monitor the graduands to ensure that they stayed on track.