Esele, the Convener of the SURE-P Technical Vocational Education and Training (T-VET), gave the hint today in Abuja, at the flag-off of the SURE-P’s funded up-skilling programme for artisans organised in collaboration with the National Institute of Building (NIOB).
He added that 3,700 Nigerians will also benefit from the second component which was the citizen-based training, to be provided by evaluated and verified private and public training centres.
Esele who is a member of the SURE-P Board explained that “the client-based training is targeted at training beneficiaries for employment by Federal Government institutions.
“It is also for unskilled training of artisans in specific sectors of the Nigerian economy, such as in building construction by agencies of the government mandated to conduct such training.”
The former President-General of Trade Union Congress (TUC) noted that beneficiaries from the trade area would include; masons, tillers, electricians, carpenters, pop and plumbers.
According to Esele, the training will take place simultaneously in the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT.
“The beneficiaries would be trained in agriculture, ICT, water transport and maritime, oil and gas, creative art, telecom and building construction.”
He charged the beneficiaries to ensure that they improved their service delivery to their clients, particularly in the area of quality and timely services.
Esele said that T-VET was domiciled at the Ministry of Labour to ensure the sustainability of the programme, irrespective of the presence of SURE-P.
“That is why TVET is domiciled in the ministry of labour, so that whether SURE-P is there or not, the ministry will continue to work with NIOB to make sure that more Nigerian youths are employed.
“It would also ensure that more Nigerian youths are given the skills to be independent, stand on their feet, and be productive and contribute to the growth of Nigeria.”