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The Ogun State Governorship candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Otunba Rotimi Paseda has vowed to end era of awarding contracts to foreign contractors at the expense of the local counterparts if elected.
The SDP governorship candidate gave the assurance during a town hall meeting with chairmen of Community Development Association (CDA) and Area Community Development Council (ACDC) in Ado-Odo/Ota local government.
Paseda said if elected as governor of the state in 2019, he would focus on developing the community roads to reduce traffic congestion from the main roads.
He said the construction and maintenance of linkable roads in the communities will make the main roads durable and reduce traffic congestion.
He said: “We will stop awarding contracts to foreign contractors. We can only invite them if we lack the machineries to execute our projects, but there must be condition to bring the foreign contractors.
“I will not build bridges where there is no water. If there is need to do transport re-engineering, we will construct under ground bypass.
“When we give contract to foreign contractors, one major problem we have is, our money does not stay in our state. For every contract awarded for the expatriate is less money for the state.”
Speaking on behalf of the CDA chairmen, Chief Fatai Durojaiye commended Paseda for the timely visit, saying the current administration had denied the people of Ota access to good governance.
Durojaiye therefore, pledged their support for Paseda’s aspiration in 2019, urging him to intensify his campaign to the grassroots.
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