Wike endorses local contractors, says they have capacity for quality delivery
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said his administration will continue to engage local contractors in the development of infrastructure in the State.
The governor stated that local contractors awarded road projects by his administration did not disappoint him.
He noted that they showed capacity, delivered completed projects and met agreed specifications on schedule.
The governor stated this, yesterday, at the Odiemudie Junction, where he flagged off the construction of Odiemudie Road in Ahoada East Council.
He said: “I have the belief local contractors will continue to do their best. That is why we are encouraging them, and which is why they are performing.
“I’m happy that in our time, the few indigenous contractors we have now have shown capacity and commitment. If this goes on, then we will continue to partner with them because they are doing very well.”
Wike noted the claim made by the local contractor handling the Odiemudie Road to have engaged about 100 youths on the project and said it was commendable.
He urged them to also offer subcontracts to the locals so that they can supply some ancillary materials that can be sourced within and around the community.