The Industrial Training Fund, ITF, has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, with the Nigerian Air Force and a private firm, to establish the framework with which the parties will work together, in an effort to nurture a cooperative relationship among the three institutions, to create room for optimal performance as well as enhance productivity.
The Director General, Industrial Training Fund, Sir. Joseph Ari, said the MOU will be pursued with vigour and all the seriousness it deserves, so that greater success would be the catalyst that would drive their intentions.
While commending men and officers of the Air Force for their sacrifice in keeping the nation safe, Sir. Ari explained that over the years, ITF had redirected it’s focus on technical and vocational training.
Chief of The Air Staff, Air Marshal, Oladayo Amao, represented by the Chief of Standards and Evaluation, Air Vice Marshal Olusegun Philip, noted that in line with the focus of the Federal Government in promoting indigenous technology, the Nigerian Air Force has been looking inwards to gradually wean itself of over dependence on foreign technology and to become more innovative and resourceful.
The Managing Director, Equipment and Protective Application International Limited, Engineer, Kola Balogun, assured that the MOU entered would be for the overall economic benefit and development of the nation.