ABEOKUTA: The present administration, led by Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured Artisans in Ogun State, of a rewarding future, as it will come up with a contributory pension scheme that would be of benefit to them at old age.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Technical Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa disclosed this during an interview with newsmen in Abeokuta, saying, government was keen on the welfare of artisans and their trades and would continue to support their interest in technical and vocational education, to further reduce unemployment and poverty in the State.
He revealed that Artisans would benefit from insurance and pension scheme that would be introduced soon, which he assured will provide them succour, pointing out that it was imperative for them to have a saving to fall back on at old age.
Odemuyiwa noted that it was high time, Artisans enjoy the benefits of dedication to craftsmanship through a robust future plans, urging them to contribute towards their retirement from active work.
The Special Adviser also hinted that, a dual training system, whereby technical students would be engaged in training by selected industries while schooling, would be implemented by government, in order to enhance the learning of technical and vocational studies.
Responding, a caller from Laderin Abeokuta, Mrs. Toyosi Quadri, commended the State Government for the pension initiatives for Ogun Artisans, saying it would be a blessing to all, for a secured life time.