PROFILE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL/ CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE INDUSTRIAL TRAINING FUND, SIR JOSEPH NTUNG ARI

Sir, Joseph Ari was born on 21st of December, 1960. He is a holder of West African School Certificate, Diploma in Broadcast Journalism, Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Post Graduate Diploma in Management. He also holds a degree in Law, LL B (Hons), a Masters Degree in Law, LLM, and Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA). His working career spans a period of over three decades, covering different spheres of disciplines and h8uman endeavour.

Sir Ari started broadcasting from the scratch at the Plateau Broadcasting Corporation as a News Reporter/ Presenter; has a stint with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Lagos as a Newscaster and subsequently moved over to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) as a News Editor/ Caster. His working career took him to the National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria (NICON), where he was the Public Relations Manager, North.

Sir Joseph Ari was also the Director of Press and Public Affairs to two Governors of Plateau State before his appointment as sole Administrator and later General Manager of the Plateau Publishing Company (PPC), Jos. Thereafter, he was reassigned to the Plateau Radio Television Corporation (PRTVC), as General Manager. To date, he remains the first Plateau citizen to have headed the two state media outfit at different times.

Sir Ari was also at different times the Director of Administration and Human Resource Department, Corporate Planning Department and the Director Business Training Development Department at the ITF Headquarters. He is presently the Director General – ITF

He is a knight of St. Mulumba of the Catholic Church. He was recently awarded the Papal Knight of St. Sylvester by His Holiness Pope Francis III. He is married with children.