The Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, has handed over the operation of its skills acquisition centre, located at Konduga, to the Borno State government.
The transfer was made through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Borno State government, in Abuja.
At the handing over ceremony, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr Yerima Peter Tarfa, who signed for the Federal Government, disclosed that the handing over of the operation of the Konduga Centre to the state government was informed by the need to circumvent the security challenges posed by the insurgency in the North-East region of the country.
He noted that as insecurity had stalled the operation of the Skills Upgrading and Vocational Training Centre in Konduga, Borno State, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Borno State government agreed to put the Centre into use, by the State taking over its operation.
Tarfa stated that the insurgency across the North-East region led to the decision by the Federal Government to collaborate with the end users of the Skills Acquisition Centre – the government and people of Borno State.
He noted that in line with that, “the Ministry of Labour and Employment decided to hand over its Skills Centre in Konduga, Borno State to the Borno State government to utilize, to maintain, and to put to good use for the betterment of the state and for Nigeria at large.”
The Ministry later handed over the equipment to the Borno State government.