Artisans pillar of Nigeria’s economy – Akeredolu

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, on Wednesday, described artisans as pillars of society, saying that their contributions economic development be appreciated.

Akeredolu, who stated this at 2021 Artisans Day in Akure, said that artisans made about 85 per cent contributions Nigerian economy, hence their importance development of .

“Any government that does not recognise appreciate artisans in society definitely fail. They are pillars of our society because of their contributions,” he said.

The governor said that the importance of could not be over-emphasised.

Akeredolu also urged the artisans get COVID-19 vaccine due the nature of their work.

Speaking earlier, the President of United Artisans in the state, appreciated the Akeredolu-led administration’s efforts regarding the affairs of the artisans in the state.

He, however, solicited for further support and better assistance for his members, particularly in the area of soft loans. (NAN)