Ekiti State government on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with members of Furniture and Welder Associations in the state on the supply of 1,250 pupils’ desk and chairs N59 milion.
The event which took place at the Lady Jibowu Hall of the government house 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.
The Chairman of Ekiti State 2015 MDG Implementation Committee, Barr. Dipo 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 the furniture jobs be given to artisans outside Ekiti. “You have not disappointed us, the jobs you did last year was 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 Mr. Governor has 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 other administration described the opportunity as another landmark in the Ayodele Fayose administration after the ten million naira 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.
The Chairman of Ekiti Furniture Association, Mr. M.A Adeyemo in his comment described governor Ayodele 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 Barrister Anisulowo for the opportunity given them, he described Governor Ayodele Fayose as a Yes man who doesn’t renege on promises.
The Secretary and Focal Person for Ekiti MDG Project, Mr. Francis Adumo while appreciating participants reiterated governor Ayo Fayose’s
passion for quality, he also stressed that there should be no deviation from specification and standard.