Our Administration Empowered 2000 Artisans With Modern Working Tools- Babajide Sanwo-Olu
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed the total number of artisans who are graduating and benefiting from the state government empowerment programme as they receive modern tools to begin their business today.
It was revealed that the Lagos State government has empowered 2000 artisans with modern tools to start their trade.
While making this announcement, the Lagos State Governor recalled that a 76 year old man whose name is Pa Fawole Alade, a block Craftsman showed them that no one is too old to learn.
Babajide Sanwo Olu noted that his administration strongly believes that government and the private sectors must work together in order to promote the State’s economy.
This was made known through the verified Facebook account of the Lagos State Governor.
Sanwo-Olu Wrote: “Today, 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 Igbogbo-Baiyeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) made the list of graduands 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 largest economy in Africa.”