Emmanuela Ani, Ad-Ekiti
Ekiti State government, Thursday, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with members of Furniture and Welder Associations in the state on the supply of 1,250 Pupils’ Desk and Chairs worth N59 million.
The event, which took place at the Lady Jibowu Hall of Government House, Ado-Ekiti, had in attendance Chief of Staff to Ekiti State Governor, Barr. Dipo Anisulowo, Ekiti MDG Secretary and Focal Person, Mr. Francis Adumo, Chairman of Association of Ekiti Artisans, Mr. J.O Adu, Chairman of Ekiti Furniture Association, Mr. M.A Adeyemo, Chairman of Ekiti Welders’ Association, Pastor John Adekola and other members of the furniture and welders association from across Ekiti State.
Chairman of Ekiti State 2015 MDG Implementation Committee, Anisulowo, in his remarks appreciated the furniture association for doing the government proud in previous engagements.
He recalled how Governor Fayose impressed it upon him that on no account should furniture jobs of the state government be given to artisans outside Ekiti.
“You have not disappointed us; the jobs you did last year were successful. The end users have not complained”, he said.
Expressing hope that welders who are involved in the execution of the present project will not disappoint as well, Anisulowo urged them to work to specification adding that Governor Fayose had directed that local carpenters be involved when projects that has to do with roofing comes on board.
Mr. J.O Adu, Chairman, Association of Ekiti Artisans, who said the association has never been so recognized by any administration in the state, described the opportunity as another landmark in the Ayodele Fayose administration after the N10m revolving loan facility made available to the association a week ago.
He admonished members to justify the confidence reposed in them by working to specification.
Chairman of Ekiti Furniture Association, Mr. M.A Adeyemo in his comment described Governor Fayose as a promise keeper.
He thanked the governor for fulfilling his promise of patronizing local contractors.
Pastor John Adekola, Chairman of Ekiti Welders’ Association thanked Anisulowo for the opportunity given them and described Governor Fayose as a “Yes man who doesn’t renege on promises”.
Secretary and Focal Person for Ekiti MDG Project, Mr. Francis Adumo, while appreciating participants, reiterated Governor Fayose’s passion for quality.
He also stressed that there should be no deviation from specification and standard.