‘’Artisans play a vital role in our society and we need them everywhere’ ’These were the words of the President Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria, Rev Ugochukwu Chime, when he spoke to Housing News reporters at the National Skills Expo/Construction Artisans Awards in Abuja.
He said ‘’Artisans are the ones who even go to our bedrooms to fix our light, to fix our plumbing, and they play a vital role in our lives every day, they even breach our security, but we have never recognised this important part of our sector’’.
He noted that some of these reasons are the drive behind the National Skills Expo/Construction Artisans Awards. He said because of the key roles they play, it was necessary to have an event where they can showcase their skills and also be recognised.
He said ‘’they are Icons and Divas in their own field, because they have the skills to transform various elements to other elements, and these are skills we need in our society, so we need to inspire them and give them confidence, so that they can realise their potential’’
He added that with time the event will grow bigger and become an avenue where stakeholders in the construction will come to showcase their products and how they can be fixed.
Source: Affa Dickson Acho