FG approves level 17 for trades men
THE federal government has approved the upgrading of the career progression of tradesmen from the current terminal grade level 14 to grade level 17.
The approval is the first step towards removal of discrimination between technicians/tradesmen and other civil servants in the country.
The government also approved a new Skills Development and Certification/Trade Testing Cadre as well as its inclusion in the Scheme of Service of the Federation.
The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, disclosed this in Karu, Nasarawa State while inagurating a two-day Capacity Building Workshop for Skills Development and Certification/Trade Test Officers.
The workshop was organised by the Ministry in collaboration with Technical Vocational Educational Training (TVET) arm of SURE-P.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Clement Illoh, Wokgu said the ministry will partner with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN); Industrial Training Fund (ITF); Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and National Directorate of Employment (NDE) to fashion out a Skills Development Policy for the country to boost human and institutional capacity in this specialised area.
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