The Ekiti State Government on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti, reiterated its commitment to patronise indigenous contractors in the execution of projects in the state.
Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, disclosed this while receiving the executives of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Ado-Ekiti Branch in his office.
Egbeyemi expressed confidence in the ability of local contractors to deliver quality works that would stand the test of time in accordance to global practices.
“Competent local contractors will be awarded contracts under the Fayemi-led administration to prove that Nigerians can compete favourably with their counterparts in other parts of the world.
“Many Nigerians who go abroad to study most of the time excel above their foreign contemporaries.
“However, I am disappointed at the way some contractors execute state government projects awarded to them,” he said.
He urged the Society of Engineers to keep watch on projects awarded to their members to execute in the state.
“I am disappointed in the engineers that constructed Ado-Iworoko Road and the bridge that replaced the colonial bridge.
“It was not constructed to standard, thereby, giving room for flooding during the rainy season.