Fayose Awards N2.1bn Contract To Local Carpenters

The good times are here for members of Carpenters and Furniture Association of Ekiti State as they have secured a contract worth N2.1 billion from Ayodele Fayose, the State governor.

The association on Monday evening signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, with the state government on the contract.

Dipo Anisulowo, the chief of Staff to Fayose, who represented the governor at the occasion, said the contract was part of the stomach infrastructure programme of the Fayose administration.

“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,” Anisulowo said.

He added that the whole project would cost the state government about N1.2bn. “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 however appealed to the artisans to make good use of the opportunity by rendering high quality service to the government.

“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,” he told the carpenters.

An excited Michael Adeyemi chairman of the association, expressed gratitude to the state government on behalf of his members.

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