Enterprise Television- ITF Empowers 11,000 SMEs
The Director-General/Chief Executive of the Industrial Training Fund, Mr. Joseph Ari, and the Ilorin Office Manager, ITF, Mr. Simeon Ogbonna, have said that the ITF has empowered 11,000 Small and Medium Enterprises across the nation.
According to them, the SMEs are the bedrock of economic growth, industrialisation and commerce.
Ari, represented by the Director of Procurement, ITF, Ahmed Elkyari, said 11,000 trainees across the federation received start-up packs which cost the ITF several millions of naira.
He stated that the programme was the result of the committed and relentless efforts of the ITF in line with its mandate, and as its contribution to the Federal Government’s policy of job and wealth creation.
According to them, the SMEs would contribute substantially to the Gross Domestic Product, adding that efforts should be made to empower them.