The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Sir Joseph Ari, has warned that any staff of the fund found engaged in activities contrary to its progress and development would be appropriately sanctioned.
Ari gave the warning during the fund’s 2020 Annual Performance Review Meeting which took place at the organisation’s head office in Jos on Wednesday.
He also urged the staff to be disciplined and proactive in the discharge of their duties.
He said that although discipline had improved in the organisation, the reports he had received, however, indicated that indiscipline must be completely stamped out from the fund.
He said that the incidences of absenteeism, insubordination and similar misconducts would not be treated with levity.
The director-general also urged the staff to be 100 per cent loyal to the organisation, saying that whatever false information they circulated about the fund would have adverse effects on the organisation.
He also urged them to redouble their efforts in the discharge of their duties to ensure that their dear institution continued to thrive.
“From today onward, hard work and dedication to duty should not be a matter of choice but must be our watchword at all times,” he said.
Earlier, the Director, Corporate Planning Department of the fund,Mr Olasupo James, in his welcome address, said that the annual performance review meeting provided the fund with the opportunity to critically review and appraise its activities, process and procedures with a view to recommending appropriate strategies to align these activities with the set performance indices.
James described the theme of the review meeting entitled: “Empowering the Nation’s Human Capital for Prosperity,” as very apt and was carefully selected to reflect the current realities imperative for diversification.