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Fayose awards 1.2Billion contract to local artisans in Ekiti

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Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, in encouraging local content and capacity building has awarded N1.2 billion worth of contract to Carpenters and Furniture Association in Ekiti State.

The umbrella association of the artisans on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state government on the contract.Speaking at the occassion the Chief of Staff, Chief Dipo Anisulowo,representing the governor, said the contract was part of the Stomach Infrastructure Programme.

“This is an empowerment project. We are awarding the furniture aspect of the Millennium Development Goals project to these local furniture makers. The project covers about six Local Government Areas in Ekiti State, so they will make the chairs and the tables for all the schools in the six LGAs.

“The whole project would cost the government about N1.2 billion. This gesture by the governor is the first of its kind in Ekiti State. The governor did this to make good his promise to empower local contractors and artisans in the state,” he said.

He appealed on behalf of the Governor to the artisans not to disappoint in the confidence reposed in them.

He said, “I hope you would not disappoint the governor because he has reposed a lot of confidence in you to have given you this project. I pray you will reciprocate his kind gesture by doing a very good job.”

The Chairman of the association, Evangelist Micheal Adeyemi (JP) representing , expressed gratitude to the state government on behalf of members,and promised they will justify the confidence the Governor had in them by doing a good and prompt execution of the contract.

 

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