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The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has been commended for giving students in tertiary institutions the much needed industrial training despite the lean finance at its disposal.

The Vice Chancellor, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu gave the commendation when a team from Minna Area Office of the Fund led by the Acting Manager, Malam Abdul Abdul Lafia paid him a visit in office in Lapai.

He welcomed the team to the University and described the visit as a good one and as that of partners in progress, stressing that the institution would be fully represented at the forthcoming biannual national conference of the Fund scheduled to hold in Kaduna very soon.

Professor Adamu expressed the satisfaction that despite the prevalence of COVID -19, government activities continue to go on, some virtually.

The Vice Chancellor therefore thanked the Industrial Training Fund, Minna Area Office for making IBB University the first to be visited and invited for the virtual conference.

Speaking earlier, the Acting Manager of Minna Area Office, Malam Abdul Abdul Lafia said that the visit was a routine one which was aimed at strengthening the already existing relationship between the two institutions.

He congratulated the Vice Chancellor on his appointment and wished him a successful tenure.

Malam Abdul further used the opportunity to extend an invitation of the Fund’s Biannual National Conference to the University Management, adding that the conference would hold via zoom.

Contributing, the Registrar, Alhaji Musa Ango Abdullahi appreciated the visit of the Fund to the University and advised its Management to always carry the University Coordinator along in its activities.

Similarly, the University Bursar, Malam Abdul Garba expressed the willingness of the entire University Management team to be at the conference where possible.

In a vote of thanks, the University Coordinator of Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), Dr. Abubakar Abdulkadir said the conference invitation to the University was an opportunity to understand the workings of the Fund, especially where there are new developments.

He informed the team that in no distant time, he and his predecessor would visit the Minna Area Office of the Fund for formal introduction.

On the Acting Manager’s team were, Mr. Joe Aruwa, Head of Training, and Malam Ibrahim Iliyasu, SIWES Officer.