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The Ekiti State Government through the State Bureau of Local Content recently held an emergency meeting with the top management of China Construction Company (CCECC) to discuss the proposed construction of a perimeter fence at the state’s airport, aiming to drive local economic development, Ekiti News reports.

Presided over by the Director-General of the Bureau, Hon. Olalekan Ijidale, the meeting aimed to ensure the engagement of local workforce, suppliers, contractors, sub-contractors, and vendors in the subcontracting process for the project.

The Director-General emphasized the state government’s steadfast commitment to Ekiti’s development by prioritizing the involvement of local manpower and materials in contract awards and execution.

He highlighted that the initiative would enhance the state’s economy, increase Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), create job opportunities, reduce capital flight, and lower crime rates.

Ijidale said, “We have many indigenous contractors, artisans, suppliers, and vendors who are duly registered with the Bureau of Local Content, and they are capable of executing the fencing project.

“We are here to ensure that they are given the opportunity to be a part of this important project and contribute to the growth of Ekiti State.”

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