Lagos state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on the 7th of September empowered 2000 artisans in areas of small scale businesses across the state.
In a statement by Mr Governor “Our administration empowered 2000 artisans with modern working tools to start their trade with the biggest revelation being 76 years old Pa Fawole Johnson Alade who showed us that there is no age too old to learn”
“The 76-year-old concrete and block craftsman from lgbogbo-Baiyeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) made the list of graduand churned out by the Lagos State Council of Tradesmen and Artisans (LASCOTA) in its up-skill programme for tradesmen and artisans in the informal sector”
“Our administration places a premium on participatory governance, as we strongly believe Government and the private sector must work together to transform the State’s economy.
As a forward-looking Government, we cannot afford to ignore the rapid pace of change in the 21st century. Lagos’ artisans cannot afford to be left behind. It is our abiding commitment to ensure our MSMEs grow and flourish”
For the 2000 tradesmen and artisans who are graduating today, let me remind you that the strategic position of Lagos offers you
limitless opportunities to achieve your dreams, as the State contributes a quarter of the national GDP, and is by extension the fifth the largest economy in Africa” Mr Sanwo-Olu Added