Posted by News Express | 17 December 2019 | 574 times
Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources, says the implementation of Executive Order 5 will provide a wide range of opportunities for Nigerian professionals and the economy.
President Muhammadu Buhari on February 5, signed Executive Order 5 to improve local content in public procurement with science, engineering and technology components.
Adamu was speaking on Tuesday in Abuja at the 5th Ette Ette annual distinguished lecture organised by the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lecture was instituted by NICE in honour of Rev. Ette Ikpong Ette.
The minister said implementing the order would also free up more jobs for Nigerians, as well as increase their access to procurement opportunities in contracts.
He said the order will also promote the application of local content in science, technology, and innovation in Nigeria.
According to Adamu, Executive Order 5 is probably the best thing that has happened to engineering and professionals in the history of the country.
“It is Mr President’s call to partnership for national development, we, therefore, must key in quickly and play our individual and collective roles, taking our affairs in our hands,” he said.
Adamu further highlighted the commitment of Buhari’s administration towards the development of Nigerian engineers and other professionals. (NAN)
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