The Governor of Ogun State, Mr Ibikunle Amosun, has revealed that over 2,000 jobs have so far been created from the on-going road projects in various parts of the state.
The governor disclosed this in Abeokuta during an inspection of road projects in the state capital.
He expressed satisfaction with the compliance by the contractors to engage the services of indigenes in executing the various projects.
“This is a good development; our artisans are fully engaged throughout the state. We are not just building roads, we’re also providing employment for our teeming youths and that actually gives them a sense of ownership of the projects,” the governor said.
Amosun had earlier directed contractors handling various road projects across the state to ensure that 90 per cent of the needed materials and personnel were sourced locally.
From Onikolobo to Panseke, Itoku to Abiola road, at every point where the governor visited, artisans, ranging from iron benders to welders and other labourers, were seen working with the contractors.
The artisans expressed satisfaction with the governor’s directive and thanked him for giving them the opportunity to showcase their expertise.