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November 2, 2016

Fashola: Nigerian graduates are the reason we prefer to employ foreign contractors

Fashola: Nigerian graduates are the reason we prefer to employ foreign contractors

Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday explained why the Federal Government is outsourcing majority of its projects to foreign contractors.

Fashola who was speaking during a visit by executives of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in Abuja said:

“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.”

 

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