Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has commended artisans in Delta State for contributing to the development of the country.
The governor, who was represented by the former Ika North East Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Godwin Ogadi, commended the organisers for the initiative.
He described the event as a unifying factor.
Okowa urged the various artisan associations to remain united, peaceful and law-abiding in order to attract more benefits to their members.
On his part, the Chairman of the artisans association in Ika North East, Mr Patrick Uzum, said that the association was an amalgamated union operating independently in the labour industry in Nigeria.
Uzum said that the association was formed in Ika to bring the artisans together under one umbrella, to achieve a better goal for members and contribute to the development to Ika people.