I was a plumber for 30 years – Sanwo-Olu


Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday hinted of his grass to grace story.

Sanwo-Olu spoke of his humble beginning during the graduation of 6,252 students of the 18 skill acquisition centres in the state.

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The governor while encouraging the graduating students to dedicate themselves to their crafts told of how for a greater part of his life he was into plumbing.

The 55 years old disclosed that he was a plumber for 30 years.

He urged youths and women in the state to take to vocational skills adding that this would ensure they were employers of labour rather than depending solely on government and private organisations for job opportunities.

He also advised them to take advantage of the free online business registration channel provided by the Federal Government for the first 250,000 small and medium scale enterprises.

The 6,252 grandaunts were trained in 15 different skills, which are; Hairdressing and Cosmetology, Catering and Hotel Management, Computer training and Barbing.

Others include Textile Design, Hat Making and Bead Stringing, Shoe Making/Leather Works, Fashion Design and Dress Making.

Also Welding Fabrication, Vulcanising/Wheel Balancing and Alignment, Refrigerator and AC Maintenance/Repairs, Aluminum Fabrication, Screen/Transfer Printing Technology, Tile Laying/Pave Lock Making, and Carpentry.

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