PHOTO: Branch Deputy Governor, Professional carpenter and Furniture Makers Association (PCFA), Surulere II, Pastor Christian Nnadi; State Financial Secretary, Professional carpenter and Furniture Makers Association (PCFA), Hon Olasehinde Abiodun; Brands Executive, Nigerite Ltd, Mr Thomas Oluwatunyi, Branch Governor, Professional carpenter and Furniture Makers Association (PCFA), Surulere and Branch Public Relation Officer Surulere II, Mr. Chuks Isichei during the Nigerite Carpenters Seminar, held at elders club, Orile Iganmu, Lagos State
Nigerite Limited has hosted its year round Carpenters’ Seminar in Lagos and schooled artisans on the proper use of its products as well as cautioned them to be safety conscious in carrying out their duties.
The seminar which takes place in various locations weekly holds across the country but particularly in South-West and North-central states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Kogi and Kwara.
Speaking during the event held at Orile-Iganmu, Lagos, Brand Executive, Nigerite Limited, Mr. Oluwatuyi Thomas, said that the firm was taking time out to educate the carpenters about the best practices applicable to the installation of its products for ultimate customer satisfaction.
Thomas affirmed that it was one thing for Nigerite to produce quality products and it was another for such products to be installed properly by those responsible for such installations, adding that the seminar was organized to educate carpenters across the country so that they could get acquainted with the way they handle and install Nigerite’s products.
“It is a good thing for a product to have a very good quality and it is another thing for it not to be installed properly, so that is why we engage them (carpenters) in the proper installation of our products.” he added.
On safety consciousness while working, Thomas stressed that it was necessary to educate the carpenters because they always work on the roof, explaining that the training was an eye-opener for them to be careful while at work.
According to him, in life, you must put safety first, even in Nigerite Limited, all our staff are safety conscious, noting that the company exposed the staff to so many training programmes on safety.
“Since we are partners in progress, we want them (carpenters) too to be safety conscious and that is why we are training them in whatever they are doing especially when they are on the roof, so that they won’t get themselves injured. Nigerite as a socially responsible company takes steps to ensure that our stakeholders and partners also inculcate the best safety culture.” Thomas added.
While expressing gratitude to Nigerite, Head of the Professional Carpenters and Furniture Markers Association (PCFA), Surulere 2, Deacon Sunday Okwuise, said that the seminar was a veritable avenue to educate and enlighten his members so that they could improve on their job.
Okwuise pointed out that most of the carpenters were still using the same knowledge they acquired on the job 10 or 20 years ago, but added that with the seminar coming at regular intervals, they were beginning to learn the new trends and technology which has helped them to do their job efficiently.
The highlights of the event were the introduction of Nigerite’s new products to the carpenters and how they could properly install them. The products are KalsiCeil, SoloXtra, KalsiCeil battens amongst others.