In order to ensure that artisans are well placed in the scheme to make Lagos a 21st Century economy, the Lagos State Government is set to launch an artisans’ virtual market platform by the second quarter of Year 2022.
This information was disclosed by the Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs Yetunde Arobieke, during a stakeholders’ meeting held in Alausa, Ikeja, noting that the initiative was designed to improve the condition of the artisans, enhance productivity, and ease business transactions in the state.
In her words: “We have taken everything into consideration and committed to addressing the lingering unemployment crisis in the state through wealth creation and providing employment for Lagosians to ensure a sustainable economic growth.”
“The artisans will be verified and registered on the platform as well as the users who intend to engage and transact businesses with them. The platform will also serve as an avenue for feedback on service delivery as well as for mediation and conflict resolution if the need arises,” Mrs Arobieke stated.
She informed that her Ministry has identified the informal sector’s challenges regarding access to market, which is now being holistically addressed through the development of an online portal to serve as a virtual market place for artisans and those in need of their services.