President Buhari Advises MDA To Prioritise Local Professionals
President of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari has urged Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDA) to consider indigenous professionals for planning, design, and execution of national projects, adding that foreign professionals should only be considered where it is obvious that the expertise was unavailable.
Buhari stated this at the commissioning of the Presidential Monitoring and Evaluation Council of the Executive Order 5 at the State House on Thursday. Information Guide Nigeria
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According to VOICE OF NIGERIA, in Buhari’s words: “The Federal Government shall introduce Margin of Preference in National Competitive Bidding in contracts, in the evaluation of tenders, from indigenous suppliers of goods manufactured locally over foreign goods.’’ jamb results
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“All MDAs shall ensure that any professional practicing in Nigeria must be duly registered with the appropriate regulatory body in Nigeria.
“All MDAs shall ensure that for all consultancy contracts awarded to foreign companies, engineering drawings, necessary calculations, design, etc are made available to their corresponding Nigerian partners, including arrangements with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as partners towards local production of needed materials,’’ he said.
He also expatiates that the Executive Order No 5 was set at placing Nigerian Professionals and Manufacturers at the forefront of the Nigerian Economy.