The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar A. Magaji said federal government will establish Building Craft Training Schools in the six geo-political zones of the country.

Engr Magaji stated this yesterday in Abuja during a validation workshop on the National Occupation Standard (NOS) for building trades in Nigeria, organized by the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON) and the Nigeria Institute of Building (NIOB) in collaboration with the National Board For Technical Education (NBTE).

Represented by a Director in the Ministry, Bldr Salma Yusuf Mohammed, the permanent secretary stressed the need for the development of NOS for building trades. According to him, the dearth of skilled Artisans and Craftsmen in building construction was worrisome.

Executive Secretary of NBTE, Dr Masud Adamu Kazaure said technical and vocational education is the only solution to the nation’s economic problem.

Source: Daily Trust Newspaper

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