Mr Dickson Onuoha, Director of Procurement at the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), has taken over as Acting Director General of the organisation.

A press statement given to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Jos on Tuesday said this followed a handover ceremony which took place in Abuja.

The statement, signed by Dr Felix Otuwarikpo, Head of Public Affairs Unit of the ITF, announced the change in leadership.

According to the statement, ITF is among 26 parastatals and agencies whose chief executives were recently relieved of their appointments by the Federal Government.

“In the handing over ceremony at the ITF Corporate Office in Abuja, the outgoing Director General, Mrs Juliet Onaeko urged the Acting DG to focus on consolidating the gains and achievements recorded by the fund under her leadership.’’

It said Onaeko enjoined the management and staff to cooperate with the Acting DG in driving the mandate, mission and vision of the Fund.

The statement said the Acting DG appealed for the cooperation of staff and stakeholders to enable him to focus on programmes that would lead to job creation and youth empowerment.

The statement described Onuoha as a seasoned bureaucrat who had experience in both the private and public sectors of the economy.

It said he had served as Director of Information and Communication Technology Department and Corporate Planning Department.

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