Gombe govt tasks FG on patronage of indigenous contractors
As NSE plans secretariat project in Oyo State
Gombe State Government has urged the Federal Government to engage local engineers and contractors in infrastructural provision, describing it as a sure way of boosting the nation’s economy.
The move, governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya said, will also create employment opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths.
Yahaya made the call when he addressed the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), led by its President, Ali Rabiu at the Executive Chamber, Government House in Gombe.
The governor pleaded with the COREN members to ensure they “find ways and means, on how to pass my message of engaging local engineers and contractors to the Federal Ministry of Works.”
Yahaya also enjoined them to mount necessary pressure on the Federal Government to come up with a policy design that would guarantee patronage of local engineers and contractors on infrastructural works.
According to him, if infrastructural developments are locally handled,” it will positively change the fortune of the country.”
The governor stressed that his administration’s ambition to catapult Gombe State to a greater heights cannot be achieved without engineers.
He said that for any economy to be stimulated, participation of engineers through improvement of infrastructure is imperative.
Earlier, the COREN President, Rabiu commended the governor for the infrastructural development in the state.
MEANWHILE, the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Oluyole branch in Oyo State has turned the sod for the construction of its proposed Secretariat and engineering resource centre in Oluyole Estate Ibadan.
Performing the ceremony in Ibadan, President of the Society, Babagana Mohammed, who was represented by Bola Olowe, under whose tenure the branch was established, lauded the branch for the feat, which coincided with the branch anniversary.
The event attracted a member of the National Executive Committee of the Society, Dr. Mrs. M. Oloruntoba, the chairman of Ibadan branch, Dr. W. Ajagbe and other past chairmen of the premier branch, amongst others.
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