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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Why Federal Government pick foreign experts over Nigerian engineers for contract execution- Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, yesterday gave reasons why most Nigerian Engineers are boycotted by Federal government during the award of major infrastructural projects. Fashola disclosed this when he spoke with the executives of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, who paid him a visit in Abuja yesterday.


“If there was no vacuum, there would not be foreign engineering consultants and contractors in Nigeria. Unless we honestly stand up and accept that there is a vacuum, we look in the mirror and tell ourselves that we honestly do not like what we see, it will not change. I can tell you from experience when I was a state governor, that when I advertised for rail project, no Nigerian firm bidded for it. Government will not stop the development of the country, if you are not ready.”he said

17 comments:

Juliet Iwuno said...

Na wa o! Linda take note!

Uju Phil said...

Cldnt have said it better my able Fash,x #Fact

livingstone chibuike said...

Story from d pit of hell..we ar endowed ..we hv evrythin nd even more better dan dem

Vivian Reginalds said...

mtchew yet u preach "made in Nigeria goods..."

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Yusuf Dimas said...

No be lie... too much quack engineers in na we nation!

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dee boi said...

So it shld bee forced down their throat or end up doing bad jobs abi?... dee

dee boi said...

U need to talk about their insincerity and lack of commitment... dee

Abosede Ojuade said...

Na true.

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Ummmmm.... No Nigerian firm bidded? More explanation please...

OSINANL said...

MTCHEWWWWWWWWWWW

Orobosa Austin said...

With all due respect sir, i don't buy such excuse.. thank God I'm a potential engineer in the making.. engineering knowledge is acquired and not just there like common sense.. if he says there's a vacuum and that vacuum obviously starts from the foundation which is the higher institutions .. it's no news that Institutions where engineering technology are studied are badly and ill equipped and outdated technology for example my current institution, AAU Ekpoma. If there is in place modern and recent technologies and equipment in place to develop such knowledge from, i see no reason why Nigerian Engineers can't manage big engineering projects.

Paul Ocheke said...

Very true, some naija lazy sha... Double your hustle

Paul Ocheke said...

Very true, some naija lazy sha... Double your hustle

Gbenga Popoola said...

Pls don't give nigerian contractors any construction contract abeg, cuz we see the road they did from kogi to abuja. It's notin but fraud

Anonymous said...

For foreign contractors read Chinese

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

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