Governor SanwoOlu releases land for LASCOTA Secretariat in Badagry, as Lagos holds 2021 Artisans day.
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Lagos state Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the immediate release of land in Badagry area for the construction of the state’s Council of Tradesmen and Artisans, LASCOTA Secretariat at no cost to the council.
Governor Sanwo-Olu made this known at the twelfth Lagos Tradesmen and Artisans day and Graduation for upskilled artisans, held in Ikeja with the theme, “Technology and Innovation: Bedrock for the Development of Tradesmen and Artisans”.
The tradesmen and artisans day was set aside annually by the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment to celebrate skilled and vocational workers in Lagos State in recognition of their vital role in socio-economic development.
The Governor stressed that his administration would continue to support tradesmen and artisans in Lagos state because they were key in making the state a twenty first century economy.
The President of LASCOTA, Alhaji Nurudeen Buhari who thanked Governor Sanwo-Olu for the continual skills development of his members, also requested for an increase of the Council’s annual subvention from six million naira to twelve million naira.
Earlier in a welcome address, the Commissioner for Wealth creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke listed the state government’s support programmes to artisans to include, provision of palliatives to cushion effects of Covid-19, training and establishment of industrial leather hub at Matori.
Mrs. Arobieke stated further that the Lagos government would continue to create opportunities for Artisans and MSMEs to improve productivity and competitiveness both locally and globally.
Our correspondent reports that the two thousand trained artisans were given certificates and modern equipment, while awards and cash prize were also presented to best graduating artisans and trade associations.
The trained artisans who were elated to see the Governor in their midst, thanked him immensely for the various programmes aimed at addressing the rising unemployment in the state.
Other dignitaries on the occasion were the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, Secretary to the state government, Mrs. Folasade Jaji, Head of Lagos Civil Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola and the state’s attorney general and commissioner for justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo.