The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has initiated processes for the mass production of mobile phones, as it moves to install a production line specifically for that purpose at the ITF Model Skills Training Centre (MSTC), Abuja.
Director-General, ITF, Sir Joseph Ari, who disclosed this, when he received the leadership of the two in-house unions in the Fund, revealed that since the symbolic presentation of the ITF mobile to President Muhammadu Buhari, the ITF has been inundated with requests for partnership from corporate entities.
“I have instructed the Director, Technical and Vocational Skills Training Department, who is also the Zonal Director, ITF MSTC toget all the machines, so that we will be able to set up the production line,” he said.
A statement by the Director, Public Affairs Department of ITF, Suleyol Fred Chagu, quoted Ari, said: “Since the good news, we have received a lot of requests for partnership, including one from AfriOne. This is good, as we cannot do it alone, because we are not an island. The main thing is that this is home grown product and lends credence to the fact that we, too, can do it in Nigeria.”
On the congratulatory visit by the executive officers of the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSACGOC) and Amalgamated Union Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Employees (AUPCTRE), the DG appreciated the staff for identifying and supporting the management.
He said: “Every leader should have a strategic vision. But you also need followers that will key into the leaders’ vision and that is what has happened in the ITF. The unions have been great partners in progress. You have at all times remodeled, looked at the vision, reviewed it along with us and the areas where you find us going wrong, you took us back on track.”