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Lagos trains 1,500 artisans in 8 weeks



Lagos State Government yesterday said that it had trained 1,500 tradesmen and artisans in 23 different trades and vocations across the state for eight weeks. The Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, who disclosed this during a monitoring/ familiarisation visit to one of the re-skilling centres in Ikeja, said the eight-week intensive training and re-skilling programme has been completed. She expressed optimism that the beneficiaries, having been exposed to a modern way of trading and modern tools in their various vocations and trade, stood better chance above their peers who were not part of the training.

The commissioner urged the beneficiaries to extend the exposure garnered through the training to their colleagues in other vocations, saying that the ultimate aim of the state government is to have competent artisans who can confidently handle different tasks that would be of reputable standard. She said: “Having been trained by the state government, it is our expectation that you will use the knowledge and experience acquired to advance the state’s economy, improve its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and curb the practice of bringing artisans from neighbouring countries for works that can be handled by our indigenous artisans.”

The Director of Entrepreneurship Department in the Ministry, Mrs. Taiwo Abiose, said the training was the eighth edition of the yearly up-skilling programme and it is one of the several ways of positioning artisans to compete globally with their contemporaries especially in this era of different innovations and Information Communication Technology, ICT.

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