Lagos kick starts skilling for 200 tradesmen


…..Pushes for small manufacturing hubs, jobs creation


Lagos State is driving a plan for multiple manufacturing hubs and generation of opportunities for the youth.

Achieving this, the Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Hon Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke noted, would give the small manufacturing sector a stronger role in domestic job creation.

She spoke during the flag up ceremony for up skilling of 2000 practicing tradesmen and artisans in Lagos.

She said there were artisans with skills to encourage both the global as well as the domestic companies to set up manufacturing units.

Her words: “This up-skilling programme was developed to equip you towards becoming the 21st century artisans and tradesmen.”

She maintained that the up skilling was to raise the contribution of the sector to the gross domestic product (GDP).

According to her, Lagos has started a transformational journey towards becoming an attractive global business destination.

She added that an online portal, which will link artisans to clients to boost business in the sector, is on the way.

She said it would facilitate access to clients who require their services and boost commerce within the value chain.

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