The Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on
Thursday said the Federal Government has begun auditing of
construction sites to ensure enforcement of the Executive Order 5.
Fashola made the disclosure at the second edition of the annual BRF
GABFEST organised by some youths to honour him in Lagos.
In February 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari had approved
Executive Order 5, mandating Ministries, Departments and Agencies, to
give preference to local engineering companies in the award of contracts
in the country.
The order is to grant priority to local companies on projects to the tune
of 7.5 per cent, except in the absence of local engineers that could not
execute the projects before international expertise could be engaged.
According to him, a council for the enforcement of the order which
seeks the prosperity of Nigerians has been set up.
Fashola also emphasised the importance of maintenance in infrastructure