Bayelsa Govt to partner ITF in training, agricultural dev’t


By Shedrack Fran

The Bayelsa Government says it will collaborate with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) for a comprehensive agricultural policy that includes training, and promotion of self-reliance.


The Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo spoke on Wednesday when a delegation of ITF from the Bayelsa Area Office paid him a courtesy visit in Yenagoa.


Ewhrudjakpo noted that ITF’s mandate was in line with the state government’s determination to empower Bayelsa people with skills for economic growth.


Describing the visit as apt and timely, the Deputy Governor expressed optimism that both parties would benefit from the proposed collaboration.


He decried the situation whereby the ITF was not directly funded by the Federal Government and called for a change to enable the agency discharge its responsibility effectively.


Ewhrudjakpo said that given the challenges of inadequate resources facing Bayelsa, the government would not be able to completely fund the operations…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria