Commissioner tasks artisans on professionalism
Commissioner for Housing, Moruf Akinderu-Fata, has urged participants at the ongoing Lagos State Master Craftsman Training Programme for Artisans in the Built Sector to be more innovative, enterprising and professional in their conduct.
The commissioner gave the charge during an assessment visit to the venues of the training at Government Technical Colleges, Ikotun and Ikorodu.
Akinderu-Fatai, while briefing participants, described the training programme as Sanwo-Olu Initiative geared towards upskilling craftsmen on modern technologies in the construction industry.
He urged participants to be good ambassadors by stemming the tide of quackery in the built sector.He expressed satisfaction with the level of teamwork and consensus building portrayed by the artisans during their practical sessions and urged the craftsmen to adopt the ‘’Train the Trainer’’ method to share the knowledge and experience garnered in the course of the training.
He also urged the participants to encourage others to key into the next phase of the programme and stressed that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is working assiduously to reduce unemployment in the state.
The Permanent Secretary for Housing, Mr. Kamar Olowoshago, in his remark at the training centres, disclosed that only certified Master Craftsmen by the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) will be uploaded on the Artisans Hub website for clients who need their services. He expressed gratitude to NIOB for the support given in ensuring that the requisite standards of the 21st-century methodology are met via the curriculum.
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