A short fall in semi-skilled labor has been indicated as a major issue affecting the growth of businesses and the prevalent economy in Nigeria. The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) disclosed this information at the opening of the 35th edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair holding at the Tafawa Balewa Stadium (TBS) in Lagos during the weekend.
The President of NACCIMA, Further expressed his displeasure over the scarcity of labor categorized under the semi-skilled classification, Such as electricians, plumbers, welders, fitters, machinists.
His words “We at NACCIMA applaud the federal government for realizing the need to partner with the Organized Private Sector (OPS) to find a lasting solution as contained in Executive Order 5.”
Lagos State Governor, Sanwo-Olu guaranteed the public that his government would ensure a business friendly environment with a view to facilitating profitable returns on investment in the state.
Dr. Lola Akande, The Commissioner for Commerce, who represented Governor Sanwo-Olu explained that the annual trade fair has had a great impact on the economy through the opportunities it has continued to provide to individuals and corporate organizations to showcase their products and services to prospective customers.