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Intervene in high cost of materials, bring back technical school – President KFCU tells Kwara Govt

…commend Gov AbdulRazaq for patronizing its members

The president of Kwara State Furniture, Carpentry, and Upholstery, Mr Hassan Shola has urged the Kwara State Government led by AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman to intervene in the high cost of materials and bring back technical schools in the state

Mr Hassan made the call during the JUST EVENT ONLINE Yoruba program programme ‘Lawujo wa’ (our society ) while responding to questions from the anchor of the program, Comrade Muyideen Mustapha

He noted that technical school has a great impact on technicians in Kwara and beyond.

” I finished in Technical School, Esie in 1982 where I studied Furniture, everything we were taught then was unique.

“After finishing at Technical school, I still went to learn from local furniture because these are the people in the field practicing and they have a pool of experiences”

“In technical schools, you will find a series of courses from Bricklaying, carpenter, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, furniture, welding, etc, and when produced quality engineers you see today” , he added.

He however posited that some of the young technicians disappointing customers do not have quality training required, and technical school is foundation while learning from locals is just secondary

While responding to the level of prices in market, he lamented on the high cost of materials in the markets, which he noted as another challenge bedevilling.

“As a body, we have met with manufacturers to plead to them but no positive result as they blame the government at all levels for the hike in prices”, he said.

“The high cost of materials is hindering customers from patronizing us and it affects our family directly because we are unable to cater to them the way we want, some companies are no more producing quality materials

“Our association planned to protest some months back but we suspend it because we don’t want the protest to be hijacked by politicians and hoodlums”

While commending the Kwara Government for patronizing some of its members during SUBEB projects, saying that more patronage is expected from the state government.

“Because we did our best in the latest in given to us”

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