Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has awarded a contract worth N1.2 billion to carpenters and furniture makers in the state.
The Carpenters and Furniture Association of Ekiti State signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the state government on Monday
According to Fayose’s Chief of Staff, Chief Dipo Anisulowo, who represented the governor at the signing, the contract was part of the Stomach Infrastructure Programme of the government.
He said: “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.
“The whole project would cost the government about N1.2 billion. 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 added: “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.”