The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has canvassed for the application of local contents in all engineering projects undertaken in the country. He stated this in Abuja at a book launch on “Engineering and Sustainable Rural Development In Nigeria” which was authored by Engineer Ahmed Amshi.
Lawan, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ola Awoniyi, also made a strong case for rural dwellers. He said, “I believe in the local contents and I think it is high time we insist on the local contents when it affects our engineering projects in this country. “After all even if we don’t insist on the local contents, those big companies use Nigerian engineers. “The bulk of the work, the real engineering work, is done by Nigerian engineers. So we must insist on local contents.”
Lawan promised to take up the issue of local contents at the Senate as a good ambassador of the engineering profession. He noted that Nigerians have always given a good account of themselves anywhere in the world and in all fields of endeavour. He urged Nigerians to believe in themselves as they are the only ones who can develop Nigeria.