Relief as senator equips artisans

Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon (GOS) has donated working tools to members of Lagos State Vulcanisers Association (LSVA) and Nigerian Automobile Technicians Association (NATA).

The associations’ leaders received the equipment on behalf of their members at the Senator’s Ikeja, Lagos office.

Alhaji Ayinla Adeyemi, who chairs LSVA, and his NATA counterpart, Asiwaju Jacob Fayeun, were at the ceremony with some top officials of their associations.

Tens of vulcanising machines and mechanic tools estimated at millions of naira were the cynosure of all eyes ouside the venue awaiting.

“Please see this as a promise made and kept. It is a gesture that was specially thought out to respond to the unbearable economic realities in our dear land today. I want you to distribute them equitably across the state in the overriding interest of all the less-privileged members of your respective associations.

“It is a task I could shoulder with my aides but I want the prospective beneficiary members of your associations to see these things as coming through you as their reliable and serviceable representatives. We have done it for other artisans in good spirit. And I dare say that with God behind us, this is just the beginning,” Solomon said.

He lamented the rising unemployment, noting that the only panacea at the moment is for Nigerians, especially the jobless, to seek ways of ensuring economic self-reliance.

Adeyemi and Fayeun hailed the senator for his continued support for their, organisations.

hite-collar jobs for all the citizens. If this is so, it behoves the people to work on alternative avenues through which they can fend for themselves and their wards. This is why at our individual ends, we have been doing things like this,” Solomon said.

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